University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and the Nevada Department of Agriculture will offer an abbreviated Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) training, focusing on risk management in fruit and vegetable production 10 a.m. – noon on Dec. 4. The training will be held at the Cooperative Extension Research Center and Demonstration Orchard, 4600 Horse Drive in Las Vegas, Nev. Participants will learn principles of good agricultural and handling practices related to reducing risk from microbial food hazards and fundamental components of food safety as part of a management plan.
After the training, participants are encouraged to attend one of two free mock audits: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. on Dec. 4 following the abbreviated GAPs training at the Center (please bring a lunch), or Saturday Dec. 5 from 10 a.m. – noon at Blue Lizard Farms, 2122 Sunrise Drive in Caliente. Nev.