Introduction to Agricultural Products

Course Description

Have you ever wondered how grocery store produce ships from the farm to the grocery store? Packaging for agricultural products helps farmers and manufacturers deliver food in the most effective way, reducing product loss. In this short course, you’ll learn from subject matter experts working in the industry who understand the needs of the growers, packers, and retailers who deal with agricultural products. This course is also chock full of case studies that provide a context-rich opportunity to see real problems and think critically about potential solutions to these problems.

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Agricultural Products

    • Welcome!

    • Why Do We Package Produce?

    • Real World Example

    • Harvesting and Cooling Methods

    • Knowledge Check

    • Packaging Options Part I

    • Packaging Options Part II

    • Recycled vs. Virgin Corrugated

    • Standardization

    • Coffee with Kevin

    • Let the Experts Talk

    • Sustainable Packaging Options

    • Case Study

    • Knowledge Check

    • Resources

Smurfit Kappa

Course Subject Matter Experts

Smurfit Kappa, a FTSE 100 company, is one of the leading providers of paper-based packaging solutions in the world, with approximately 46,000 employees in over 350 production sites across 36 countries . We are located in 23 countries in Europe, and 13 in the Americas. We are the only large-scale pan-regional player in Latin America. With our pro-active team we relentlessly use our extensive experience and expertise, supported by our scale, to open up opportunities for our customers. We collaborate with forward thinking customers by sharing superior product knowledge, market understanding and insights in packaging trends to ensure business success in their markets. We have an unrivaled portfolio of paper-packaging solutions, which is constantly updated with our market-leading innovations.