Course Description

Implementing Good Agricultural Practices is a 3-week web-based course offered through the National GAPs Program. Class size is limited to 25 people on a first come, first serve basis. A minimum of 10 participants must be registered for us to offer the course. Special arrangements can be made for large groups to ensure everyone is in the same class together.

This course is designed to help you understand and explain the importance of food safety. You will learn important practices for ensuring food safety and the key considerations for implementing Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs). At the end of this course, you will develop a produce safety plan that outlines the activities needed to implement functional GAPs.

Benefits to the Learner

When you complete this course, you will be able to:
  • Explain the importance of produce safety
  • Understand Good Agricultural Practices and how they reduce food safety risks
  • Conduct effective education and training programs based on audience needs
  • Develop and implement a produce safety plan


Once the course opens, it is open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day for 3 weeks so you will be able to complete the course when time permits in your schedule. There are no required hours of participation. There is an instructor. The instructor may schedule office hours but you are not required to attend these hours. You will be able to email your instructor at all times during the course and they will respond in a timely manner. All course requirements must be completed within the 3 week window. Do communicate any problems you are having to your instructor or to the eCornell help desk so that we can provide assistance and guidance.

Within the three weeks you are expected to:
  • Complete a pre and post test
  • Read all course materials.
  • Turn in 4 assignments for evaluation.
  • Complete 2 self-tests.
  • Contribute to the discussion boards.
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3 week
Oct 04, 2023 to Oct 24, 2023
Course Fee(s)
Contract Fee $225.00
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