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Food Safety Field Day: Composting, Livestock & Produce & Packshed Design
August 24, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pmFree
Join UMN Extension, UMASH, MDA and your fellow farmers for a field day at Maple Ridge Produce focused on compost and packsheds for produce farms. Speakers include a veterinarian, public health and food safety experts and seasoned farmers.
Topics will include safely integrating livestock and manure in produce operations to improve soil health while also reducing potential for contamination. We will also take a deep-dive into packshed design including tips on low-cost hacks and improvements for postharvest handling, including how to build low-cost spray tables, dunk tanks and repurposing equipment safely and effectively to improve product quality and safety.
All participants leave with a food safety kit for packsheds including spray bottles and cleaning brushes.
This event hosted by University of Minnesota Extension, Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center, Minnesota Department of Agriculture, Minnesota Farmers Union, and Sustainable Farming Association of Minnesota – Greater Mille Lacs Chapter.