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MOFGA Events

Throughout the year, MOFGA hosts hundreds of meetings, workshops, conferences, dinners and festive gatherings. Many take place at our Common Ground Education Center in Unity, Maine. And many more happen at farms, businesses and other venues throughout the state. See our Calendar for events hosted by other organizations.

Post-Harvest Handling and Packing Shed Design

March 4 and 5, 2019
Monday and Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
MOFGA Common Ground Education Center, Unity, Maine

$30/person for both days (includes lunch each day) or $15/person for one day (includes lunch)

These back-to-back workshops can be attended individually, but registration priority will be given to those attending both.

Family Farmed and MOFGA partner to offer two back-to-back, day-long post-harvest safety and efficiency workshops with Atina Diffley.

Register for both days or a single day here

How we handle our product affects the post-harvest quality and safety of our food, and our relationships with buyers. Integrating food safety systems into post-harvest practices and market relationships supports the development of farm systems that are viable, cost-effective and scale appropriate.

Day 1 focuses on post-harvest handling, the cold chain and efficiency of systems, quality and safety throughout the process – harvest, cleaning, cooling, packing, storing, transport.

Day 2 is Packing Shed Design. Active drawing and design. Attendees of both days will utilize their post-harvest handout from day 1 in the design of a packinghouse.

This training was made possible by USDA Risk Management Education funds.

About Atina Diffley


MOFGA's 2019 food safety track:

    Two Day Food Safety workshop with Atina Diffley (Jan 31 – Feb 1) – register here

    Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training, MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center (Feb 8) – register here

    Post-harvest Handling workshop with Atina Diffley (March 4) – register here*

    Packing Shed Design workshop with Atina Diffley (March 5) – register here*

*These back-to-back workshops can be attended individually, but registration priority will be given to those attending both

 

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