We think everyone will agree that 2021 was not the year we were expecting. The pandemic maintained its grip on our lives and our economy, and many events had to be modified, canceled or postponed. This was certainly the case for us at UC Davis and the Postharvest Technology Center. However, despite the current reality, we feel optimistic about the future and have expectations for a much better year in 2022 and at least a partial return to normalcy.
Our highly anticipated Emerging Technologies Workshop had to be postponed from January to May to allow for the planned hybrid format. We are lining up an excellent slate of speakers and panelists, and hope you will mark your calendars to join us May 23-25. We also have our Fruit Ripening and Ethylene Management Workshop in April which will also be offered in person and virtually. Registration is open for both of these workshops!
If you have tried to order a book from our Bookstore in recent months, you will have encountered a two-step ordering process that was less than convenient. We are happy to report that the ordering process for our Bookstore is now fully online. Take a look at the very reasonably priced books on consumer issues, cooling and transportation, to name a few. We will be adding new books to the store later in 2022!
Finally, it is our pleasure to announce that a new staff member has joined the Postharvest Technology Center! Angela Bass will serve as digital communications specialist, handling communications, social media, event promotions, and video production.
Beth and Irwin