Guidance for Pick-Your-Own Operations During Covid-19

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Zoom Discussion on Best Management Practices for Pick-Your-Own Operations During COVID-19

Join the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, and the Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry for a twilight meeting to discuss the best management practices for Pick-Your-Own operations during the COVID-19 outbreak.

UMaine Extension’s Small Fruit Specialist David Handley, Food Safety Specialist Rob Machado, and Sustainable Agriculture Professional Jason Lilley will join with DACF’s Division of Agricultural Resource Development Director Leigh Hallett and Food Inspections Supervisor Leah Cook to discuss key considerations for keeping you, your crew, and your customers safe, while still allowing pick-your-own to happen this year.

If you are interested in sharing your farm layout as a case study for this discussion, please send pictures and descriptions to 

Zoom Details

Topic: PYO Guidance During COVID-19
Date: May 12, 2020.          Time:  05:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada). 

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:

Please note that you will need to enter the password to join this discussion.

Zoom Link: PYO Discussion
Password: 474181

Or Telephone:
US:  +1 669 900 6833  or +1 253 215 8782
Meeting ID: 942 2655 7415      Password: 474181

If you need assistance with accessing Zoom, please contact

For more information or a reasonable accommodation, please contact Becky Gray, UMaine Extension Staff, by email or by phone 207.781.6099.