Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Post Harvest Agent Training

Dr. Penny Perkins-Veazie showing the portable cooler.
In late June 2012, Cooperative Extension Agents from NC, SC, VA, GA, TN and AR participated in a Small Fruit Post Harvest Training, sponsored by the Southern Region Small Fruit Consortium (SRSFC). The two day training consisted of classroom lectures, a demonstration of a cool bot cooling system and low cost hand washing station, a post harvest fruit evaluation, monitoring SWD lesson, a tour of research plots and a tour to a local farm. For more information on the training, see an article in the SRSFC newsletter at: http://www.smallfruits.org/Newsletter/Vol12-Issue3.pdf?SID=SV_afVK4jnUVdviVta

This training and others like it, provide agents with tools to help growers improve their berry production practices.

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