Hygienic Design for Produce Farms Workshop (Online)

March 11, 2021
11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. EST

One area that growers can consistently improve on is managing their packing areas and hygienic design of equipment. Having tools and the know how to improve what a grower has is the first step to higher quality and safer produce.

This two and a half hour program is designed for small and beginning farmers. It focuses on a variety of topics related to post harvest sanitation. There will be hands on demonstrations, and lots of practical information shared from On Farm Food Safety experts from all around Michigan. Program topics include:

  • Hygienic design of packhouse equipment
  • Picking the better postharvest equipment option
  • Cleaning and sanitizing food contact surfaces
  • Practical Pointers when Using Sanitizers

Participants can expect a lot of interaction with others on the Zoom through breakouts and trying on various tools you can put to good use right after the Zoom.

This workshop will be held online via Zoom. Pre-registration is required, but there is not cost to attend.


Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For information, contact Phil Tocco at 517-788-4292 or tocco@msu.edu.