Thanks to all of those who took the time to respond to the food storage survey several weeks back. The information you provided has been really helpful. A clear desire for additional programming in this area was expressed, and I'll be working to develop that.
Here are the survey result highlights:
- 82% of respondents expressed interest in a formalized course on food storage topics with the overwhelming majority preferring classroom / workshop format and/or a webinar.
- 66% of respondents have plans to expand your food storage capacity in the next 24 months.
- While most respondents expressed concern about the utility costs of their storage systems, relatively few (37%) currently know those costs.
- 60% are storing in multiple zones (Temp and RH), but the overall knowledge of optimal storage conditions is relatively low (see USDA Handbook 66).
For the complete results check out our website.
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