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Soil, Compost, and GAP Readiness Workshop @ Jenny Jack Sun Farm

  • Jenny Jack Sun Farm 603 White Cemetery Road Pine Mountain, GA, 31822 United States (map)

FREE Soil, Compost, and GAP Readiness Workshop hosted by Jenny Jack Sun Farm, Extension, GFVGA, Global Growers, USDA-NRCS, Cooper Ag, and Georgia Organics.

Each participant will receive templates and instructions on how to document for GAP/FSMA, participate in a food safety walk and talk around the farm, free lunch, and one-on-one and group consultation from Extension, USDA-NRCS and GFVGA.

A.M. - Soil Testing and Compost 101

  • Soil testing explanation and How-To
  • How-to fill in and use soil/compost records for FSMA/GAP
  • Farmer led discussion and hands-on opportunities to learn what they do and how they do it to build compost and promote soil health on the farm

FREE LUNCH

P.M. - GAP Readiness

  • A food safety expert from GFVGA will walk and talk participants around White Oak Pastures vegetable operation. They'll talk about what a GAP Auditor looks for and how farmers can take steps to strengthen their food safety programs
  • A food safety plan template will be provided


Questions???? billy@globalgrowers.org or 773-343-6053

* This workshop is limited to 25 participants * RSVP here. 

This workshop is supported by the GA Small Farm Food Safety Campaign from USDA-NIFA