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ERIC Number: EJ1061293
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Feb
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: EISSN-1077-5315
Evaluation of On-Farm Food Safety Programming in Pennsylvania: Implications for Extension
Nayak, Roshan; Tobin, Daniel; Thomson, Joan; Radhakrishna, Rama; LaBorde, Luke
Journal of Extension, v53 n1 Article 1FEA9 Feb 2015
Penn State Extension conducted on-farm food safety workshops statewide to train fruit and vegetable growers on Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs). These workshops were evaluated using pre- and post-tests to assess the impact of the training on participating growers. Results indicate overall increases in produce growers' knowledge, attitudes, confidence, and intentions on GAP-related activities. However, few respondents (20%) intended to seek third-party certification (TPC) for their farms. Future evaluations should collect information on the challenges that growers face in implementing GAPs on their farms. Extension should tailor its food safety programs to meet growers' GAPs needs.
Extension Journal, Inc. e-mail: joe-ed@joe.org; Web site: http://www.joe.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania