OUR SHORT STORY

 

In 2012 a Central Washington state cherry farmer was required to get GLOBALG.A.P. certified. Handed 325 pages of rules, Juli Ogden used her background in systems development to write a common sense food safety system. It works so well she has helped over 500 farms to date. While The Farm Plan helps you meet the rules it also teaches you the rules.  When you know the rules, you are in charge.

All Crops, All Locations, All Farm Sizes

FRUIT & VEGETABLE CROPS

One set of rules applies to most fruit and vegetable crops.  At the Farm Plan we are experts in getting fruit and vegetable crops certified in a way that works with your farm.. Whatever the crop, The Farm Plan can help.

Custom System Designed For Your Farm

FARM & FACILITY FOOD SAFETY

Working together through each step, we train staff and workers in food safety training, adapt your processes and gather paperwork to meet rules. We inspect your farm using the auditors checklist, expertise and a creative mind.

Intense and Lively Get-It-Done Day

WORKSHOPS GET THE JOB DONE

Our lead trainer, Juli Ogden is usually barefoot. That is how she works the best. Please, wear whatever is the most comfort to you.  It will be a busy hard working day.  A workshop description is on the next page. 

Food Safety System Includes Start-Up Training

THE PAPERWORK

The Farm Planner as a do-it-yourself is available.  It includes your farm policy which multi tasks as a brief food safety training program, risk assessments, farm and paperwork checklists, logs, a worker training program and masters for many of the signs you will need.  Written in everyday language, The Farm Planner contains only and exactly what is required.

THE EIGHT FARM PLAN GOALS

Farms grow a huge variety of crops using education, complicated equipment, science, Mother Nature and hard work. The last thing they need is a new bunch of jobs described in highly technical language. 

All Farms

All Crops

Everywhere

  1. Keep it simple.

  2. Fit tasks into a regular day of farming.

  3. Use everyday language.

  4. Write so the least educated farmer understands and the best educated understands at a glance.

  5. Help make food safety a simple daily habit.

  6. Include only and exactly what is required.

  7. Remember that common sense is the universal trait of farmers.

  8. Respect and enjoy everyone.

URGENT UPDATES!

 

Aquaponics Conference has ended, and Juli had a wonderful time meeting you!

 

Thank you for those who attended, and visited Juli's virtual booth. Look forward to hearing from us. If you have further questions, simply contact us. We will be posting excerpts soon! 

GLOBALG.A.P. RULE CHANGES - URGENT

Since 2017 a number of GLOBALG.A.P. rule changes were announced. As of June 2020 Non-Conforming Products.  Products and produce which do not meet the GLOBALG.A.P. food safety standard due to contamination, sourcing or other issue are identified, quarantined and disposed according to the nature of the problem and/or specific customer requirements. 

FSMA:  FOOD SAFETY MANAGEMENT ACT

The U.S. has development food safety law that applies to all of the United States.  Let us know if you would like our report showing how this affects you, an overview of the regulations and how the new law will be enforced.

2020 FARM PLAN UPDATED SYSTEM 

Every year the farm Plan is updated to include new rules, methods and great ideas we learn from farmers.  It is time to order your 2020 Farm Planner.

COMING SOON:

"The Legacy Series" This is a new, but continuing, series where we contact our clients and interview them about their generational or family farming business. This can be all types of farms. Would like to be featured in our series?       Contact Patti - PHamilton@thefarmplan.com . She will give you ease, and time, to share your journey, the way you want it told. We are the carriers and teachers of our wisdom, and obligating that history is our gift to the next generation. 

           We are The Legacy! 

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