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2021 Workshop & Short Course Recap

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The 2021 Fruit Ripening & Ethylene Management Workshop was offered virtually for 55 participants with four 3-hour, live weekly sessions and 20-plus hours of video content! We also introduced Produce Jeopardy, which was lots of fun! Our Jeopardy host, Dennis K., was superb, competition was fierce, and everyone was reminded of key takeaways from the course!

Participants said:

“It was a dream to do this course from many years, which could come true due to online training mode. I had some knowledge, but always felt incomplete due to not having this course. Now I will fill the vacuum by applying the information and by in regular contact of experts.“

“The jeopardy was a great idea! All speakers ... had a lot of knowledge on their topics. Great conversations and presentations.“

We hope you will join one of our upcoming courses in 2022!





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Dozens of participants from around the globe attended our virtual Postharvest Technology of Horticultural Crops course in 2021!

Participants learned about the latest technologies used for handling fruits, nuts, vegetables and ornamentals in California, and the underlying biology principals. The interactive, virtual format featured pre-recorded video presentations, weekly live overviews, highlights, and Q&A sessions with instructors, demonstrations, produce experiments and break-out discussions. The Live Sessions began on June 3 and continued twice a week through June 24.

A Virtual Tour of Produce Handling Operations in California, including live narration and discussion by industry leaders and technical experts from the University of California was an added option to the course.

We were deeply humbled to hear praises about our course, including:

"Great course with tons of information that covered every aspect of postharvest science. Very informative and inspiring. I'm excited to go back to my work to develop our program using what I've learned here."

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