Are you a commercial produce grower seeking to improve your farm’s postharvest efficiency, profitability, food safety, and quality? If so, don’t miss this workshop led by the UVM Extension Produce Team (Hans Estrin, Andrew Chamberlin & Chris Callahan), hosted at Footprint Farm in Starksboro.
We will dig into the efficient flow of Footprint’s newly completed wash-pack zone and highlight improved infrastructure, equipment and tools of the post-harvest world. A walk and talk through Footprint’s set-up and-practices will reveal the LEAN planning principles behind their success. Come with a postharvest challenge or improvement project in mind and prepare for hands on planning. Templates, personal whiteboard prompts, as well as Extension and peer support will allow you to leave this workshop with a plan, and with the knowledge and resources needed to follow through.
Cost: $30 farmers, $40 others