Category Archives: State News

WHEELS UP─A MATURING FARMING BUSINESS MANAGEMENT ASSESSMENT PROGRAM

Have you been farming for more than 3 Years? Are you ready to move from your start-up “Survive” business model to a better “Thriving Business” model? Do you have an established farming operation but need to improve your management and profitability in a specific management area? A new training program, “Wheels Up”, offered in partnership…

Arkansas Farmers Market Promotion Program and the Arkansas Farmers Market Bag Program

The Arkansas Agriculture Department (AAD) and Farm Credit are partnering for the third annual Arkansas Farmers Market Promotion Program and the Arkansas Farmers Market Bag Program. These programs administered by the AAD help build awareness of farmers market locations and offerings and are funded by Farm Credit. CLICK HERE for an online application. They are…

Hawaii Legislature (SB2398) Farmers Market dollar-for-dollar matching program for SNAP recipients

  CLICK HERE to view source. SB 2398 A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII: SECTION 1.  The legislature finds that consumption of fresh fruit and vegetables is an integral part of a healthy diet and central to the…

2018 Annual Farmers Market Forum at Indiana Farm Bureau – February 16, 2018

February 16, 2018 Indiana Farm Bureau Indianapolis, IN Farmers market managers, vendors and those who want to start or grow farmers markets in their communities can learn new strategies, find out about available resources and take advantage of networking opportunities at the third annual Farmers Market Forum, Feb. 16, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.,…

Georgia Organics Conference – February 16-17, 2018

February 16-17, 2018 Augusta Convention Center Augusta, GA www.conference.georgiaorganics.org/ Over two days, you’ll be inspired, connected, refreshed, invigorated and challenged. Farmers will share techniques, hacks and acumen that lift farmer productivity and prosperity. Educators will inspire with stories of kids loving broccoli. Advocates will rally us to fight for just and clean food. Augustans will tour us around their healthy food oasis. Exhibitors will show…

Farmers Market Webinar Discount for Members of the Wisconsin Farmers Market Association

Are you interested in learning more aspects of market management, like collecting and sharing data, financial support and management, marketing, planning for special events (and more)? Register for individual educational webinars, learn dates and topics http://bit.ly/2Di3XZo. Registration is $20 per webinar for members of the Wisconsin Farmers Market Association. Registration closes the morning of each webinar…

USDA Local Food Economics Webinar – Jan 24, 2018

Using the new Economic Impact Calculator to Assess your Project: A Discussion on the Connections to the USDA AMS Toolkit and Framing Used to Develop the Calculator Wednesday, January 24, 2018 2-3 pm Eastern (11 am – 12 pm Pacific) During this webinar oriented toward local food practitioners and project managers, we highlight the use…

MIFMA Offers a Market Management Webinar Series

Not able to participate in the full Market Manager Certificate Program, but still want to learn more about market management? You can register for individual webinars! This series of educational webinars for farmers market managers includes seven topics essential to market management. The first webinar, Avoiding Market Downfalls & Planning for Success, will be held…

2018 Field to Fork free, weekly webinar series starts Feb. 14th

Put on by the The North Dakota State University Extension Service, these weekly webinars are free and range from a series of insightful topics. The webinars run from 2-3 Central time. Explore the topics and dates on the Field to Fork website, or contact Garden-Robinson at (701)-231-7187 or julie.garden-robinson@ndsu.edu.

Massachusetts Campaigns for HIP Funds in the State’s 2019 Budget

Markets and Farmers across the state of Massachusetts are urging the House Committee on Ways and Means to include $6.2 million in its fiscal year 2019 budget for the Healthy Incentives Program. The program provides a dollar-for-dollar match for SNAP dollars spent on fruits and vegetables purchased at participating farmers markets, farm stands, mobile markets and community supported agriculture programs…