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Market Readiness Webinar: Part 2 – GAP & Organic Certification – Apr 28, 6-7:30 pm

April 28, 2022 @ 6:00 pm 7:30 pm

RAFI-USA’s Farmers of Color Network will host a series of webinars intended to provide insights for farmers interested in learning and preparing to work with wholesale, restaurant, food market, and institutional buyers. This 5-part series will focus on fundamental considerations for farmers seeking to expand their market reach. This series will cover these main topics over the course of the year:

-Wholesale Readiness
-GAP and Organic Certification
-Farm to School/Institutional Buying
-How to become a SNAP/EBT Retailer
-Working Within Collective or Collaborative

As the visibility of farmers of color continues to rise, this webinar series seeks to equip farmers with the information and steps necessary for market readiness, whether they are beginning or experienced.

Webinars will occur in April, June, August and October and will be recorded and made available on our website shortly following the events for those unable to attend.

Join us for the second installment of our Market Readiness Series focused on GAP/Organic Certification on April 28, 6-7:30 PM. We will be joined by an expert on food safety practices and GAP certification as well as farmers who will be sharing about their experiences in the process.

The webinar will feature Kim Butz, SC Local Produce Safety Coordinator at Carolina Farm Stewardship Association, and a panel of farmers with experience in GAP and Organic certification.