Proving You Do It Right – A Good Agriculture and Collection Practices Training Workshop

The Ontario Lavender Association is hosting a GACP training workshop on February 22 in Simcoe. This workshop is open to growers of other crops that have similar challenges to lavender such as value-added product development, agri-tourism or on-farm sales.

The GACP workshop is a quality assurance skills training workshop that will help you address risk in your operation. These skills will help you meet your own internal goals and help you address those who ask you to meet their expectations. It is a hands-on interactive session that will result in a recognized certification. This training session will be led by Connie Kehler of the Herb, Spice and Specialty Agriculture Association and was developed by a Canada-wide team to specifically address the needs of herb and specialty crop producers. The program is recognized by Health Canada, the American Herbal Products Association and the World Health Organization.

Where:   Simcoe Research Station Auditorium, 1283 Blueline Road, Simcoe ON N3Y 4K3
When:     Friday, February 22, 2019 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Cost:        $100 for OLA members, $150 for non-members and $50 for additional employees from the same business. Producers of other crops with similar business models are welcome to attend.
Lunch:     Provided
Registration:      Pre-registration is required. Payment is by cheque or e-transfer. To register email Heather Webber at

*Note: Maximum enrollment is 30 people. Cancellations will not be refunded.

About Sean Westerveld

Ginseng and Medicinal Herbs Specialist, OMAFRA
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