Campus Units

Food Science and Human Nutrition, Extension and Outreach, Horticulture, Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Accepted Manuscript

Publication Date

Fall 10-2015

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Extension

Volume

53

Issue

5

Abstract

Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) educational courses provide produce growers with the fundamental information for producing and processing safe produce. To determine the effectiveness of the current 7- hour GAP course provided in Iowa, growers were surveyed before and 7-14 days after the course to determine changes in knowledge and opinions. Results show that growers positively changed their knowledge and opinions on key food safety principles and regulations, which provides evidence that Extension programming is an effective method to educate small growers. Food safety educators should focus their training on practical methods for documentation, sanitation, and facilities.

Comments

This article is published as Shaw , A., Strohbehn, C.H., Naeve, L., Domoto, P., & Wilson, L. Knowledge gained from good agricultural practices courses for Iowa growers. Journal of Extension, 53(5). Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Extension Journal, Inc

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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