Good Agricultural Practices (GAP)

The University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) Desert Farming Initiative is GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) Certified by the USDA. To find farms GAP certified near you or to view our certification, visit the USDA Audit Programs website (click on “locations” near the end of the page).

To start compiling our original GAP food safety manual and recorHarvestd keeping system, DFI consulted the following websites:

When you are ready for your audit, the following audit checklist will be used. In cooperation with the Nevada Department of Agriculture and University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, DFI offers individual assistance with creating food safety plans and performing mock audits. Contact us!

DFI will make available word documents and excel files of all their food safety documents. Below are links to DFI food safety resources:

  • DFI Food Safety Plan… is being updated! Our plan is intended to meet GAP and FSMA requirements and includes procedures and log sheets for record keeping. It and templates that could be used to guide growers in developing their own plans will be available here soon.
  • DFI GAP Audit (2014)

If you have questions about food safety planning or auditing procedures, please contact us