Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Post-harvest Handling and On-Farm Food Safety Workshop

A workshop on Post-harvest Handling and On-Farm Food Safety will be held on March 12th in Kansas City.  This workshop is designed for producers who would like to learn:

·         Post-harvest Handling - Maintaining the Cold Chain
·         Cleaning and Drying - Packing and Grading
·         Relationships with Buyers - Food Safety Best Practices

Participating producers will receive a free copy of the Wholesale Success manual. Normally an $80 value, this 300+ page manual is newly updated, revised, and in its fourth printing. Wholesale Success covers up-to-date best practices information on food safety, post-harvest handling, packing, business management, marketing, and crop-specific profiles for over 100 crops.

8:00 – 9:00 am - Registration
9:00-10:15 am - Food Safety
10:30-11:45 am - Sorting and Packaging
11:45 am-1:15 pm – Lunch and Farm Economics of Wholesale – Growers Panel
1:15-2:45 pm - Post Harvest Handling
3:00-4:00 pm – Marketing

The workshop will be held at the Rainbow Mennonite Church,1444 Southwest Blvd Kansas City, KS 66103.

Early-bird registration is $20.00 before March 5th (includes lunch).  After March 5th, registration is $25.  Space is limited. Register online here.

For additional information contact: Katie Nixon at 816- 809-5074.

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