A series of workshops presented by Purdue Extension will focus on food safety practices for fruit and vegetable farms. Good Agricultural Practices from A to Z will be held at a variety of locations around the state. The workshops will include sessions on health and hygiene, water quality and treatment, animals and animal products, sanitation on the farm, documentation and recordkeeping, and farm food safety plans. The target audience is current and prospective fruit and vegetable farmers, market gardeners, and managers of community gardens that distribute produce to the public. The workshops' goal is to present current science-based information on how to reduce risk of contamination during production of fruits and vegetables, as well as provide practical knowledge on planning and documenting food safety practices from planting through marketing. Registration is due at least one week before each program date and costs $40 per person and $20 for each additional person from the same farm. Participants can download a registration form at https://ag.purdue.edu/hla/fruitveg/Lists/fruitveg_events/Attachments/11/GAPs%202012-2013.pdf
More information: 812-738-4236.