Deciding long-term plans for a farming business is difficult. This workshop will provide guidance for how to approach the farm succession planning process, touching on some of the key factors with experienced advisors and educators - communication, legal issues, and evaluation of the financial situation.
Developing a Farm Food Safety Plan is designed to assist growers who are writing a USDA Harmonized GAP Food Safety Plan or are preparing for some other farm food safety audit requiring a written plan.
The Food Safety Modernization Act - Produce Grower Certification Training is for fruit and vegetable growers, and other persons, interested in learning about product safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), and co-management of natural resources and food safety. The PSA Grower Training Course is one way to satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement (§112.22.c).
The Food for Profit workshop takes you step by step through the information necessary to start and run a small food product business, especially directed to individuals who will be making and packing their products for resale through grocery stores, farm markets or restaurants.
What’s behind a quality cider? This full day workshop will provide information and up to date research on sensory analysis, tannins, cider apple varieties, and help to hone your own senses to make you a better quality control check point at your own cidery.
Do you own a hard cider operation, produce cider commercially or are considering planting a cider orchard? Experience the world of hard cider rich in history, steeped in tradition and transformation on the Hard Cider Producers & Orchardists Only UK Bus Tour. On this tour we will visit large and small scale cider houses, farms, and orchards located in the Herefordshire and Somerset regions of the United Kingdom.
Do you own a hard cider operation, produce hard cider commercially, or are considering opening a cider business? This tour will give participants a behind the scenes look at some of the most popular hard cider operations in Pennsylvania’s largest apple producing region, Adams County.