NH Vegetable & Berry Growers Association Twilight Meeting: The Day in the Life of a Wash Pack Shed: Part 1


Wilson Farm
144 Charles Bancroft Highway
Litchfield, NH 03052
United States

Produce pack areas come in many shapes and sizes.  Join New Hampshire Vegetable and Berry Growers Association (NHVGBA) and University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension (UNHCE) as we see how farms around the state are designing and managing their produce pack areas.

This meeting will touch on the daily flow of product through the pack shed, record-keeping systems, water management, and daily sanitation. A special focus will be on Wilson Farm’s SOPs and the process for maintaining and cleaning its brush wash conveyor.  

Attendees will also get a chance to see the farm’s newly constructed Pesticide Storage facility. Join extension specialists in a conversation about facility construction, and pesticide mixing and loading considerations. See firsthand how a well-designed pesticide storage shed can help prevent accidental exposure to pesticides, protect the environment, and maintain the quality and effectiveness of the chemicals.


5:30pm-5:45pm                             Welcome and Introductions

Wendy Johnecheck, UNHCE Food Safety State Specialist and

Kyle Quigley, UNHCE Field Specialist, Food and Agriculture

5:45pm-7:00pm                             Wash Pack

Wendy Johnecheck,  UNHCE Food Safety State Specialist

Keith Marshall, Farm Manager & Michelle Dorrough, Compliance Manager, Wilson Farm of NH

7:00 pm-7:30pm                           Pesticide Storage Facility Design

Kyle Quigley, UNHCE Field Specialist, Food and Agriculture

Rachel Maccini, UNHCE Pesticide Safety Education Program Coordinator

7:30-7:45 pm                                 Closing Remarks, Certificate of attendance and Adjourn


 2.5 Pesticide Application Recertification Credits approved for this meeting