Vegetable Producers Round Up
Join us at the Vegetable (& other Specialty Crop) Producers Round Up!
Come learn about new marketing opportunities for your specialty crop operation and interact with local Northwest Florida produce distributors. We will be teaching new pest management techniques, the latest in food safety, and how plastic mulch is mechanically laid. You will also have an opportunity to take a peak at a model of a homemade packing-cooler trailer!
January 15, 2013
Jay Community Center – 5259 Booker Lane, Jay, FL 32565
9:00-9:15 Welcome and Introduction – Blake Thaxton, UF/IFAS Extension, Santa Rosa County
9:15-10:00 Vegetable Marketing Basics: How to Sell Your Produce – Sean McCoy, UF/IFAS Suwannee Valley Agricultural Extension Center
10:00-10:30 Northwest Florida Fresh Produce Distributors Panel
10:30-11:00 Group A: Pest Control/IPM – Bob Hochmuth, UF/IFAS Suwannee Valley Agricultural Extension Center
Group B: Food Safety Regulations – Allison Meharg, UF/IFAS Extension Escambia County
11:00-12:00 Trade show and demonstration
12:00-end Lunch/Q&A with speakers, plus DOORPRIZES!