As pressure mounts for agricultural producers to pass food safety audits for their operations and crops, one of the most common concerns Cooperative Extension agents hear from farmers is that the GAPs-Certification process is confusing and overwhelming.
In response to the concern, North Carolina State University and North Carolina Cooperative Extension are partnering with the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association to deliver workshops across the state to help farmers meet with the U.S. Department of Agriculture fresh produce safety standards.
This training is one of only four held across the state.
Nov. 30, the meeting will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. GAPS stands for Good Agricultural Practices Training. The training meeting will be held at the Cooperative Extension Office at 123 Caroline St. in Rockingham.
To sign up for the meeting call 910-997-8255.