Annual GAP Training for Growers

GAPC coordinates Annual GAP Training to provide the opportunity for growers to learn from content 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 in partnership with land-grant Extension specialists and agents. Our training programs offer attendees GAPC 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 December 31, 2021


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Annual Grower Training Sponsorship 

Since 2014, Annual GAP Training has anually reached over 4,000 growers across 11 states. Growers who attend training have repeatedly indicated that GAP Annual Training is a critical source of information to improve management practices and that positive changes have been made on their operation from the information they gained by attending. Sponsorship of these events offers the opportunity provides a unique opportunity for you and your organization to connect and engage with growers who are invested in the tobacco industry and are interested in producing a quality tobacco crop while protecting, sustaining, or enhancing the environment and ensuring the safety and rights of farm laborers.

Thanks to support from GAPC Company and Associate Members and annual sponsors, Annual GAP Training is offered each year at no cost to attendees.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor please review our sponsorship flyer and direct questions to Amy Rochkes at or at 865.622.4606.



2022 Annual GAP Training Sponsors
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