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April 11, 8:30-4, St Peter's Church, Vergennes, VT and Bella Farm, Monkton, VT.

UVM Extension's Produce Safety Program, Farm-to-Institution Program, and Agricultural Engineer, Chris Callahan, in partnership with Addison County Relocalization Network (ACORN), are offering a day-long hands-on workshop on writing a farm safety for small and diversified fruit and vegetable farmers who market directly and locally.  The workshop will focus on infrastructure fixes related to produce safety and will include a special presentation by ag engineer Chris Callahan on cooler and storage design for produce safety and quality.  This is a great chance to get your farm manager/crew leaders trained in on-farm produce safety practices!  You will leave this workshop with a concise plan for you, your customers, and your employees. Cost: $35 or $25 per person if more than one person is coming from one farm. Registration deadline: April 5.  Call Cheryl Herrick at 802-656-5459 to register, or register on-line at:  To request a scholarship or disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Ginger Nickerson at (802) 505-8189 or [log in to unmask], by April 1 so we may assist you.  Please register as soon as possible if you are interested, as there is homework to do prior to the workshop.

Please note my cell phone number has changed!
"The difference between seed and stone is hope" --Samuel Green 

Ginger Nickerson
GAPs Outreach Coordinator
UVM Center for Sustainable Agriculture
106 High Point Center, Suite 300
Colchester, VT 05446
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