CSA vegetables marketing local and fresh Webinar

Crop Planning Webinar

November 7, 2013
9:30-11:00 a.m. PST

Back by popular demand!

Get a head start on planning for next season with our upcoming Crop Planning webinar.

Already thinking about what you’ll sow next season? Did you miss the Crop Planning webinar last year? Back by popular demand, we will have a new and improved Crop Planning webinar November 7, 9:30-11:00 a.m. Presenters Doug O’Brien and Ned Conwell will walk through the basics of how to develop a crop plan, setting you up for a successful season of growing and meeting market demand.

Doug O’Brien owns and operates Doug O’Brien Agricultural Consulting, which provides onsite technical advice, field monitoring, and research for clients involved in fresh produce growing, harvesting, cooling, and marketing. Doug previously owned an organic produce brokerage company and was a crop production manager and assistant farm advisor. Doug has a Ph.D. in plant pathology from UC Davis and a M.S. in plant pathology from UC Berkeley. He currently works as an adjunct professor at Cabrillo College where he teaches Organic Food Production 1 & 2.

Ned Conwell has been farming mixed vegetables and flowers for ten years. From 2005 through 2010, Ned co-owned and operated Blue House Farm, a successful mid-sized organic CSA farm in Pescadero, California. He now co-operates Open Field Farm in Sonoma.

Register now! Webinar is limited to 100 and costs $15 for CCOF members and $20 for non-members


Food safety for organic vegetble producers

Microbial Food Safety Issues of Organic Foods
December 06, at 11:00 PM CST. Francisco Diez will discuss some of the problems associated with foodborne pathogen contamination. In particular, the susceptibility of fresh
produce to contamination and the need for organic sanitizers. Francisco Diez is a Food Microbiologist and Professor at the Department of Food Science and Nutrition of the University of Minnesota where he conducts research on control of foodborne pathogens and teaches courses on Food Safety and Microbiology. He has been investigating the safety of organic foods for more than 10 years. Register for the webinar. http://www.extension.org/pages/61477/microbial-food-safety-issues-of-organic-foods-webinar