Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Hands-On Produce Packing and Grading Workshop

A Hands-On Produce Packing and Grading Workshop will be held on Monday, July 29th 2013 from 3-7 pm at the Fahrmeier Farms in Lexington, MO.
University of Missouri-Extension is hosting a hands-on produce packing and grading workshop for producers interested in selling to institutions or wholesale markets. As demands for locally grown produce continue to rise, it’s important for producers to add practical skills and marketing tools to their arsenal.
At this FREE workshop, representatives from the USDA, Missouri Department of Agriculture, Institutional buyers and producers will be on hand to lead workshop activities and speak to their experience in buying and selling locally. Participants will gain skills in packing and grading specialty crops such as tomatoes, zucchini, bell peppers and blackberries along with other in season crops.
This learning opportunity will be a great chance to network with other growers and learn from each other during this informative evening session. Feel free to bring a couple of your farm employees so they may gain experience and learn alongside the professionals.
For reservations please contact Lorin Fahrmeier at 816-655-6015.
Fahrmeier Farms
9364 Mitchell Trail
Lexington, MO 64067
Directions to Fahrmeier’s from I-70: Take exit 37 which is Wellington/Odessa/Missouri Hwy 131. Turn north onto Missouri Hwy 131 (about 8 miles). Turn right onto US-24 E (1 ½ miles) – Turn right onto Howe Road – Take the first gravel road to the right, Mitchell Trail to the farm.

*This workshop is in partnership with the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City.*

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