On April 30, Ohio State University Extension will host a program to educate produce growers to reduce microbial contamination on fruit and vegetables.
The program, which covers Good Agricultural Practices (GAP), will be held 9 am – 12 pm at the YWCA Piqua, 418 N Wayne St, Piqua, Oh 45356. Pre-registration is required and is $20 per person. Participants will receive a resource workbook, handouts and a certificate of participation as verification for their customers that the farm operator has received the training.
Anyone who sells produce at local farmers’ markets should consider attending. New this year is information on a proposal from the FDA that will revise requirements on water quality and testing, manure and compost application, and wildlife intrusion.
A minimum of ten participants is required one week prior to the class.