Annual GAP Training

GAPC in partnership with land-grant Extension programs coordinates training for growers to learn from experts about the latest crop, environmental, and labor best management practices. Thousands of growers across 11 states are trained on good agricultural practices each year, our training programs offer attendees training credits in crop, environmental, and labor management best practices.

Topics are chosen each year by GAP Connections and tailored by the Extension Educators and other content experts such as Federal and State agencies and organizations in each state to best serve the type of grower and regional concerns. 

Our excellent Extension partners include:

  • Clemson University
  • North Carolina State University
  • The Ohio State University
  • Penn State University
  • Purdue University
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Missouri
  • University of Tennessee
  • Virginia Tech University

A cumulative summary of GAP Connections Training which includes statistics, training topics, and resource building efforts is available:  2021 GAPC Training Summary as of August 31, 2021


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Current Training Options

Growers will have options for completing their requirements for Annual GAP Training in 2021. GAP Training provides growers current information from research and new information from the three pillars of crop, environmental, and labor management practices. GAP Connections worked with our Extension partners in each state to develop training for growers to complete online or by mail.

Online Training

Growers have the option to complete 2021 training through their Grower Dashboard on the GAP Connections website. Growers will need to login with their Grower ID number and password. Growers will have a selection of videos to pick from covering crop, environmental, and labor management. Upon completion of each video, the grower will take a quiz and earn credits toward each management practice. Growers must obtain the minimum passing score on each quiz for training credits to be recorded. 

Mail Training

If a grower does not have the ability to do online training or would prefer another method, growers also have the option to complete 2021 GAP Training by mail. GAP Connections worked with our Extension partners to assemble a 2021 Tobacco Information Booklet with information on crop, environmental, and labor management practices. Growers completing training by mail will complete and return a quiz covering the information from the booklet. Growers must obtain the minimum passing score on quiz for training to be recorded. 

Requests for the 2021 Tobacco Information Booklet and Quiz for mail training can be made by
contacting GAP Connections at (865) 622-4606 or emailing All mail quizzes
must be completed and returned to GAP Connections postmarked no later than June 30.