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Enhancing the Safety of Locally Grown Produce

​Purpose​

This course is intended for fresh fruit and vegetable growers that are interested in learning more about safely growing produce. It will provide an introduction to best practices for the cultivation, harvesting and transport of fresh produce. This information will serve as an introduction to the concept of Good Agricultural Practices​ and upon completion of the workshop, growers will be able to conduct a risk assessment of their growing practices and identify areas that need to be improved to better comply with GAP guidance. This course meets one training requirement for TAEP cost-share. This course is offered as a 1/2 day workshop. Please contact Faith Critzer (faithc@utk.edu) for more information.
Who should attend

​Fruit and vegetable growers marketing fresh produce that would like to learn more about Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and safely growing produce.

Curriculum

​Introduction to Foodborne Illness ​
Implementing Food Safety Practices on Your Farm
​​Building a Food Safety Plan for Your Farm
Conducting a Food Safety Risk Assessment on Your Farm

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