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 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.
Keep it simple.
Fit tasks into a regular day of farming.
Use everyday language.
Write so the least educated farmer understands and the best educated understands at a glance.
Help make food safety a simple daily habit.
Include only and exactly what is required.
Remember that common sense is the universal trait of farmers.
Respect and enjoy everyone.