Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) Trainings

Many farmers are seeking information about good agricultural practices in response to recent outbreaks associated with produce. This course will provide specific information regarding on-farm produce food safety (Good Agricultural Practices, GAPs).

Several commodity groups have established guidelines for good agricultural practices; however, differences in recommendations leave producers wondering how to proceed. Speakers represent a multi-disciplinary group of WSU faculty and regulatory agencies and will offer science-based information.

A two-series workshop will be offered.  Session 1 will provide a GAPs overview and initial guidance on implementing on-farm food safety practices.  Session 2 will offer participants the opportunity to work with speakers to address food safety issues specific to their farming system. Session 2 information will be provided at a later date.

All GAPs I attendees need to visit the food safety website for registration and updated information:


Session I

January 26, 2010 @ WSU Snohomish County Ext. Cougar Auditorium, 600 128th St SE, Everett, WA 98208-6353

Session II

March 1, 2010 @ Quality Inn & Conference Center, 1700 Canyon Rd, Ellensburg, WA 98926

March 2, 2010 @ St Philip Neri Parish, 2408  SE 16th Ave, Portland, OR 97214

March 8, 2010 @ WSU Snohomish County Ext. Cougar Auditorium, 600 128th St SE, Everett, WA 98208-6353

March 9, 2010 @ WSU Whatcom County Extension, 1000 N. Forest Street, Suite 201, Bellingham, WA  98225

This material is based upon work supported by USDA/CSREES under Award Number 2007-49200-03892. Funding for Good Agricultural Practices workshops was awarded to a team of Washington State University faculty by the Washington State University Western Center for Risk Management Education and the USDA Cooperative State Research Education and Extension Service (CSREES).


For more information contact:

GAPS: Karen Killinger, Ph.D.

WSU Assistant Professor

Phone:  (509)335-2970 Email:


Registration: Cathy Blood

Conference Coordinator

Phone: (509)335-2845

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