NCR Training Blastoff II

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October 9, 12:00 pm through October 10, 5:00 pm
Good Acre food hub
St. Paul, MN. 

Use this form to register to attend the event in-person or remotely.  In-person registration is limited to 30 people.

Cost: Registration is free. In-person attendees pay food and lodging.

Hotel and travel: Hotel block is available at the Graduate Minneapolis. Reservations must be made by Sept. 9. To reserve call 612-379-8888, and ask for the NCR Training Blast Off room block, or visit the weblink here:

Hotel is located on the lightrail, which is an easy 30-45 minute ride from the airport. There will be van transport from the hotel to the meeting site.

Start the training season off right! Join us for 1.5 days of advanced practical learning among PSA Trainers and Lead Trainers in the NCR. Gain technical knowledge, share best-practices and prepare for the 2019/2020 Grower Training season Networking, updates and recent developments Hands-on experience and demos for enhanced understanding of post-harvest water quality management.

Tentative agenda:
Oct 9 Day 1: 12:00 - 5:00 (both in-person and Zoom)
Group lunch State-by-state report-out with emphasis on inspection readiness OFRR Forum – lessons learned from the 2019 growing season - Facilitated discussion following a list of questions Inspections Forum – observations from the 2019 inspections Alternative Curriculum options and process
Oct 10 Day 2: Morning 8: 30 - 12:00 (in-person only)
Sanitizer chemistry, effectiveness data, and EPA labels Sanitary equipment design Hands-on stations in food hub wash/pack facility to experiment with post-harvest water quality demonstrations (30 minutes each)
Afternoon 12:45 - 5:00 (both in-person and Zoom)
State-by-state report-out with focus on technical challenges Deep-dive scenarios small group practice: How to develop a science-based, guidance-informed response to grower questions - Practice walking through common questions that arise at Grower Trainings, focusing on challenging questions and strategies to answer accurately and confidently Re-cap, lessons learned

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