N.C. MarketReady published the Fresh Produce Safety – Field to Family Good Agricultural Practices training curriculum to help fruit and vegetable growers across the state minimize fresh produce safety risks. The training manual was distributed statewide in November 2009 to Cooperative Extension agents who are scheduling workshops for area growers. The training manual focuses on Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), including what it takes to obtain GAPs certification, and managing risks from field to market.
For information about local trainings, contact your local Cooperative Extension Center.
Agents interested in additional resources that supplement the curriculum should visit, N.C. MarketReady’s Agent Resources.