Jan 8, 2010
USDA GAP Audit Training Sessions Set

Michigan growers of apples, cherries, peaches and asparagus can reserve a seat for training on how to pass a USDA GAP audit.

Three training sessions will be conducted this winter, according to Dawn Drake, manager of the Michigan Processing Apple Growers Division of the Michigan Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Association, which is sponsoring the training. Similar training programs were held last winter.

The sessions will be held Wednesday, Feb. 10, starting at 9 a.m. at the Optimist Building, Shelby; Wednesday, Feb. 17, starting at 9 a.m. at the Alpine Township Hall, Comstock Park; and Monday, Feb. 21, starting at 1 p.m. at the Northwest Michigan Horticultural Research Station, Traverse City.

To attend a session, growers need to reserve a space by calling 800-292-2653.

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