Welcome to the Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) Project. The goal of the GAPs project is to reduce microbial risks in fruits and vegetables by developing a comprehensive extension and education program for growers and packers.
The GAPs project has collaborators in 16 states throughout the nation and has created many educational materials to help promote the use of good agricultural practices on the farm. This project is funded by CSREES-USDA and US-FDA and the program is based at Cornell University.
The National GAPs Program was established in 1999. It is funded through a grant from the USDA-CSREES and the US FDA. With collaborators from 16 states across the nation, GAPs Programs have been established in South Carolina, Georgia, New York, California, Michigan, Indiana, Florida, Washington, Hawaii, Kansas, Missouri, Colorado, Arizona, Texas, and Virginia.