Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Jan 17th - Wholesale Success: A Farmer’s Guide to Selling, Postharvest Handling and Packing Produce

The first of three workshops on Postharvest Handling and Food Safety Workshop for Fruit and Vegetable Growers will take place January 17th in Kansas City, MO.  Each workshop will be slightly different, however each one will have a wholesale buyer panel for you to make contacts as new potential markets.

Participating producers will receive a free copy of’s Wholesale Success Manual. Normally a $55 value, this 250+ page manual is newly updated, revised, and in its third printing. The manual includes more than 100 crop profiles with with crop-specific information on harvesting, cooling, storing, and packing according to industry standards.

Learn about:

• Post harvest handling
• Food safety needs of wholesale buyers
Packing and grading
• Maintaining the cold chain

Meet wholesale buyers and start building relationships

Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013

1:30 – 3:30 Postharvest Handling and Food Safety
3:30 – 4:00 Break
4:00 – 6:00 Successful Marketing and Food Safety
6:00 – 6:30 Dinner
6:30 – 8:00 Farmer and Buyer Panel

Where: University of Missouri Platte County Extension Office, 11724 NW Plaza Circle, Suite 300, Kansas City, MO, 816-270-2141,

Registration: Email Katie Nixon or call 660-427-5555.

Presented by: Growing Growers, Kansas City and

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