Entries tagged with: Uc Davis

People in the mix

Recent appointments of and achievements by people in the fresh-cut produce and allied industries include: Schneider Packaging promoted Ron Pietraszek to regional sales manager for the northeastern U.S. Pietraszek has over 20 years experience in industrial sales and marketing, including material handling equipment, which complement his seven years of applications engineering with Schneider. Pietraszek has a bachelor of science degree in business administration from SUNY Brockport. Kelly Green, chairman and owner of Birko, was recognized…  » Read more

Spaces remain for postharvest short course

A limited number of spaces are left for the annual UC Davis Postharvest Technology Short Course, which will be held June 17-28. This course is a two-week study of the biology and current technologies used for handling fruits, nuts, vegetables and ornamentals in California. The first week will be spent on campus with lectures, discussions and hands-on laboratory work. The optional second week will feature field tours of California processing, cooling, storage, distribution and field…  » Read more

UC Davis to host two March workshops

A pair of workshops at University of California Davis will explore post-harvest technologies and fruit ripening/retail. On March 14-15, a new workshop called “Emerging Postharvest Technologies” will present information on current produce trends such as traceability and packaging innovations, nanotechnology, robotics, packing line improvements and more. This short course will be presented in a shortened, interactive, and more convenient time format to allow busy agriculture professionals to attend. For more information, visit http://postharvest.ucdavis.edu/Education/
Emerging_Postharvest_Technologies_Workshop/.  A March…  » Read more
UC Davis to honor PMA’s Silbermann

UC Davis to honor PMA’s Silbermann

Bryan Silbermann, president and CEO of the Produce Marketing Association (PMA), will be honored Oct. 5 with an “Award of Distinction” from the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CA&ES) at the University of California, Davis. The award is presented annually to those whose contributions and achievements enhance the college’s ability to provide cutting-edge research, top-notch education and innovative outreach, according to a press release. Silbermann is being recognized as a “Friend of the College”…  » Read more