BURLINGTIN, Vt. — A free agritourism Zoom café is planned for May 4 to help pick-your-own (PYO) berry operations navigate the do’s and don’ts for the upcoming season.
The interactive discussion will feature a panel of Northeast growers and agricultural service providers who will address COVID-19 concerns and safety protocols for visitors on farms for the upcoming season. The session, sponsored by University of Vermont (UVM) Extension, will run from 4-5 p.m.
Registration is required at https://go.uvm.edu/pick-your-
Presenters include Lisa Chase, University of Vermont Extension; Deb Colitas, Valley Fruits and Veggies, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania; and Claudia Schmidt, Pennsylvania State University Extension. This Zoom café also will provide a forum for growers to discuss the changes they made last year and how they plan to manage PYO visitors this season.
This session is the first in a series that will cover important topics for farms open to visitors through the evolving COVID-19 pandemic. It is funded through a Northeast Extension Risk Management Education grant for agritourism safety. Upcoming topics include liability insurance, food safety, farm-based education, customer retention and crisis communications.
If questions, contact Lisa Chase at firstname.lastname@example.org or (802) 257-7967, ext. 311. To request a disability-related accommodation to participate, please contact Christi Sherlock at 802-476-2003 or email@example.com.
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