From Betsy Bihn – “Just a reminder that the next English GAPs Online Produce Safety Course will begin, October 7 and will run through October 27, 2015. A minimum of 10 people must be registered for us to offer the course and class size is limited to 25 people. The course price is $190. Here is the tentative date for the remainder of 2015 should you be unable to participate in the October class but still be interested in the GAPs Online Course: November 4-24, 2015

Please let me, Betsy Bihn, know if you have any questions or concerns. More information about the course can be found in the attached document.

To register for the October 7, 2015 course, click here. You will need to go all the way to the bottom of the page to click the ENROLL HERE link. When registering for the course, you will be asked to enter a “Group Number”—enter G000107. (Please note that these are zeros and not the letter “O”). This course is intended to improve your understanding of GAPs to guide assessment of risks and implementation of practices to reduce risks on fresh produce farms. Taking this course will not result in your farm being “GAPs Certified”. GAPs certification is done by a third party (e.g. USDA, Primus, Global GAP) and involves the successful completion of an on-farm audit.

E-mail Mark Kogut ( if you wish to receive e-mail notifications of future online course dates and open registrations or wish to be removed from the GAPs online course listserve.

Take care,