Risk reduction on the farm

On April 30th, I guest lectured in the Advanced organic crop production class at Central Carolina Community College (Pittsboro campus). This class is part of the Sustainable Agriculture program which provides training in organic farming methods and technical skills. I was asked to speak with the class about the Opening markets project and risk reduction practices on the farm. Most of the students either own their own farm or work on a farm in the area. One of the instructors asked, “Did I know of any resources available for packing shed design?”, I responded ‘I am not sure’. So I decided to perform an internet search to see what resources, if any, are already available. Here is what I found:

CDC: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

FAO: PackingHouse Operations

Healthy Farmers, Healthy Profits Project

– See Packing Shed Layout link














Here is the presentation.



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