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27th Annual Sustainable Agriculture Conference

The Carolina Farm Stewardship Association’s 27th Annual Sustainable Agriculture Conference takes place October 26-28, 2012, in Greenville, S.C. As part of the conference, a group of N.C. State University food safety specialists will present “GAPs Certification for the Small Farm” and “Farm Business, Food Safety on the Farm.”

GAPs Certification for the Small Farm
Friday, October 26, 2012
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Greenville, S.C.
NCSU Presenters: Ben Chapman, Ph.D.; Audrey Kreske, Ph.D.; Chip Simmons, Ph.D.; and Chris Gunter, Ph.D.

Today every farm, large or small, needs to have a smart plan for ensuring food safety. “Good Agricultural Practices,” or “GAPs,” certification is one way to put a plan in place. It has the added bonus of opening doors to markets that require GAPs. But will GAPs work in the small farm context? The answer increasingly is — yes!

Join top experts from N.C. State who have been studying the best ways for small operators to take advantage of GAPs. They will provide a step-by-step overview of the GAPs certification process.

Farm Business, Food Safety on the Farm
Saturday, October 27, 2012
8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

NCSU Presenters: Audrey Kreske, Ph.D.; Chip Simmons, Ph.D.; and Chris Gunter, Ph.D.