When: Friday, March 31, 2017 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Where: WVU Extension Service Jefferson County Office 1948 Wiltshire Road, Suite 3 Kearneysville, WV 25430 • Product and process development • Ingredients and product safety • Storage and handling • Shared facilities and marketing • This is a one-day hands-on training workshop for those who want to produce and/or learn how to produce and market dried fruits and vegetables products. The class is being taught by food processing experts. Litha Sivanandan, WVU Extension Service Food Safety and Food Preservation Specialist. After graduating with a Ph.D. in Food Science and Technology from the University of Georgia, she worked as the director of research and development in fruit and vegetable processing industry and has several years expertise in researching and commercially producing dried fruits and vegetables products. Winifred McGee, Senior Extension Educator, Agricultural Entrepreneurship, Penn State Extension, has 20 years of experience in teaching and research on marketing, business plan, shared kitchen facilities. Felix Akharume, WVU graduate student, who have researched fruit dehydration and various applications of its by-products Packaging Pre-registration is required by March 24. The $15.00 fee includes lunch and class materials (scholarships available). For registration information, contact Cindy Smalley or Emily Wells at 304-728-7413 or at Cindy.Smalley@mail.wvu.edu Emily.Wells@mail.wvu.edu.