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Upcoming GAPS (Good Agricultural Practices) Information Meeting


What goes into a GAPS audit?

What does a written plan look like?

Tim Leege, a GAPS program inspector will discuss the basics of what a GAPS plan looks like.  Participants will have the chance to use a pre-written template free of charge.


Date change! - Wednesday, February 29th  1:00 p.m.

Jackson County UW-Extension office

Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) are voluntary guidelines for produce farmers to reduce the risk of microbial contamination related to foodborne illnesses on their farms.  Currently, most producers who direct market their product do not have to be GAPs certified however, showing your customers exactly how you are minimizing risk, how you handle your product and/or where your product went after it left your farm is good business!

For more information, contact the Jackson County UW-Extension office (725) 284-4257.





Expanding Your Markets! Going Online
Direct marketing specialty food products online
Thursday February 9, 1 p.m.

Small business owners of all kinds face the common question, “Do I really need an online presence?” This webinar will discuss the why and the how of building an online presence.

In doing so, it will focus “Direct Marketing of Specialty Food Products Online”. The curriculum used for the webinar contains video clips from business owners tell their story of going online. This online curriculum is available for business owners as well as for use by educators as part of educational programs. The basic questions that must be asked will be presented along with resources to help answer the questions.

For more information contact the Jackson County UW-Extension office. (715) 284-4257.  Participants are welcome to connect to this meeting via webinar from a home computer (internet compatibility required) or by attending at the Jackson County UW-Extension office.





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