This workshop is geared toward beginning and experienced agricultural producers, as well as those exploring the prospect of farming/ranching. Join us with trainer Atina Diffley, organic farmer and author of the 2012 award winning memoir, Turn Here Sweetcorn, Organic Farming Works. Atina draws on her decades of experience in vegetable production and marketing to provide operators of produce farms of any size with useful, practical, profit-making guidance on how to achieve the highest quality produce for sale!
Topics of the workshop will include:
- Food Safety Best Practices
- Working with Wholesale Buyers
- Selling to Direct Markets
- Post-Harvest Handling
- Maintaining the Cold Chain
- Cleaning and Drying
- Packing and Grading
$35 registration / $30 for Rural Roots members, includes lunch and your choice of one resource manual that covers up-to-date best practices information on food safety, postharvest handling, packing, business management, marketing, and crop-specific profiles for over 100 crops, and more.
(a $70 value).
Rural Roots members may register at a discount. Email to register with your Rural Roots discount code.
The workshop is limited to 40 particpiants. Deadline to register is February 14, 2017.
To enrich education through diversity Cultivating Success™, Rural Roots and the University of Idaho are equal opportunity/affirmative action employers and educational institutions. University of Idaho and U.S. Department of Agriculture Cooperating, in compliance with the American Disabilities Act of 1990, anyone attending this program that requires auxiliary aids or services should contact Cultivating Success™ at least two weeks prior to the event.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
You will be mailed a University of Idaho guest parking permit for the day of the event. Please contact the program coordinator if you do not need a parking permit.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please email with any questions you have about the event.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
There is no need to bring a printed ticket. We will have your name on our registration sheet, and we will check you in on the morning of the event.
USDA is an equal opportunity Employer