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Wholesale Success: Grow Your Skills, Grow Your Connections, Grow Your Business!

    February 9, 2015 - Bozeman

 

Wholesales Success covers up-to-date best practices on food safety, post-harvest handling, packing, business management, marketing, and crop-specific profiles for over 100 crops. This course is sponsored by the Montana Food and Agriculture Development Network and the Montana Department of Agriculture, as is hosted by Headwaters Resource, Conservation & Development. Participating producers will receive a free copy of the Wholesale Success manual. Normally an $80 value, this 300+ page manual is newly revised. Our trainer, Atina Diffley draws on her decades of experience in vegetable production and marketing to provide operators of produce farms of any size with useful, practical, profit-making guidance on how to achieve the highest quality produce for sale. Learn about:

  • Post-Harvest Handling
  • Maintaining the Cold Chain
  • Cleaning and Drying
  • Packing and Grading
  • Relationships with Buyers
  • Food Safety Best Practices

 

Time: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm - Lunch is provided
Instructor: Atina Diffley

Fee: FREE to specialty crop producers; $50 for non-specialty crop producers

Location: MMEC, 2310 University Way, Building 2-1, Bozeman (near the MSU football stadium)

 

Register Here

 

For more information, contact Joe Willauer at jwillauer@headwatersrcd.org or 406-533-6783. 


 

 

 
 

Contacts

 

Linda Howard
Montana Department of Agriculture
302 N Roberts
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 444-5425
E-mail: LHoward@mt.gov
Fax: (406) 444-9442

 

Published: Tue Nov 08 15:03:00 MST 2011.
Last Modified: Fri Jan 09 14:12:57 MST 2015