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Food Storage Workshop - White River Junction – 10/9

With support from the USDA’s Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (NE-SARE) program we will offer five one-day workshops on crop storage throughout Vermont this fall. Workshops will focus on long-term storage of crops for sale through the winter and into early spring, but will be relevant to many agricultural and food storage needs. The workshops will include a combination of pre-class work, instruction, group discussion, hands-on activities, and individual work time. Participants are encouraged to bring information on their own storage needs and plans to review with the class and instructor.

Topics:

  • the growing importance of long-term crop storage
  • principles of energy and heat transfer
  • basic heating and refrigeration
  • construction for utility and efficiency
  • maintaining temperature, airflow and humidity
  • biological processes of crops in storage
  • storage characteristics of various crops, and
  • sizing and design of storage systems

Dates and Locations:

  • Brattleboro – 9/17
  • Rutland – 9/19
  • White River Junction – 10/9
  • St. Johnsbury – 10/10
  • Shelburne – 10/16

More info: http://blog.uvm.edu/cwcallah/storageworkshop/

Registrations link: https://www.eventbrite.com/event/7979513941

Contact: Chris Callahan, UVM Extension Ag Engineer, chris.callahan@uvm.edu, 802-773-3349