Training helps farmers minimize risk and expand markets

VDACS inspector with farmers.

Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services inspector speaks with farmers during a GAP certification audit.

Recent reforms of U.S. food safety laws have left farmers and growers scrambling to comply with new regulations. With training created and provided by Virginia Cooperative Extension, farmers in Virginia and adjoining states are proactively writing their food safety plans and having their farms audited for U.S. Department of Agriculture Good Agricultural Practices certification. Read More


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