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Good Agricultural Practices training Jan. 30

Posted on Jan. 18, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.

GOSHEN — The Purdue Extension Office of Elkhart County will be offering Good Agricultural Practices training from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 30 in Ag Hall at the Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds.

Jeff Burbrink, Purdue Extension educator, said the program is designed for producers who want to market fresh fruit, animal products and vegetables directly to consumers or to local stores or restaurants. Developing food safety plans, sanitation, traceability and recall are among the topics to be covered.

The cost of the training is $40 per person and $20 for each additional person from the same farm. To register contact Liz Maynard at Purdue Northwest Indiana Horticulture Specialists, 600 Vale Park Road, Valparaiso, IN 46383. For more information visit www.ces.purdue.edu/elkhart or contact the Purdue Extension office at 533-0554.

The GAPS program is supported by the North Central Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education and Purdue University.