OSU Muskingum Extension office, Zanesville, Ohio
Ohio State University’s Fruit and Vegetable Safety Team will hold grower workshops to discuss preventing microbial contamination on fruit and vegetable farms, including the use of Good Agricultural Practices, or GAPs. Participants will receive a resource workbook, paper handouts and a certificate of participation as verification for their customers that they have received GAPs training. The workshop doesn’t provide formal certification in GAPs - that requires a farm audit conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture or a third-party company. Pre-registration is encouraged but not required. Walk-ins are welcome. Registration is $10 per person, payable by cash or check, with checks made out to “Ohio State University.” More information: 740-454-0144.