The Missouri Retail Farm Market school project is aimed at decreasing producers' financial risk in produce storage and merchandizing. The project delivered in face-to-face day-long educational hands-on workshop at seven (7) regional locations throughout Missouri. The target audience included existing and new specialty crop producers through the state, with three (3) workshops delivered to urban producers. Project staff developed relationships with planning committees from existing producer meetings as a means to offer the course in conjunction with existing producer travel.
Program participants learned and are be able to implement basic produce science techniques, food storage techniques, and use safe food handling principles to prolong the life of their produce and increase its marketability. The Missouri Retail Farm Market School project anticipates outreach to an estimated 300 specialty crop producers from Missouri and surrounding states.
Missouri's Retail Farm Market School, adapted with permission, from Penn State Extension.
Number of Participants: 221
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