Food Storage Workshops

veg in storage 3UVM Extension with support from the USDA’s Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program 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.

Topics include:

  • 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.

Workshop schedule:

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

Workshop fee is $20 and registration is online. Visit workshop webpage for more information.

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