The Colorado Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association (CFVGA) invites Colorado produce growers to attend an educational program to learn about new regulations and to improve their food safety practices.

The Colorado Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association (CFVGA) invites Colorado produce growers to attend an educational program to learn about new regulations and to improve their food safety practices. A Mock Good Agricultural Practices Audit will be held Tuesday, July 12, 8 a.m. to noon, at Peppe's at Milberger Farms, 28570 Hwy. 50 East, Pueblo, CO 81006.

The mock audit will begin with a walk-through of Milberger Farms production operation, led by Colorado Department of Agriculture fruit and vegetable Inspectors. Focus will be on Good Agricultural Practices (GAP). Participants will learn how to adapt their production practices to produce safer food crops and how to document these practices in a food safety plan.

The half-day Mock Good Agricultural Practices Audit is free for CFVGA members and costs $30 for non-members. All participants (free and paying) are expected to register through Eventbrite at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cfvga-mock-good-agricultural-practices-audit-milberger-farms-tickets-26080669986

Organizers encourage registration by July 8, although registration is open up through the day of the mock audit. Registrants will be contacted with additional event information.

For more information contact Jennifer Wells, CSU Extension Otero County, at 719-254-7608.