MIFMA Food Access Webinar Series

      Posted On: March 2, 2018

2018 Food Access Webinar Series

Each year, the Michigan Farmers Market Association (MIFMA) hosts a series of webinars focused on increasing food access at Michigan farmers markets.

Farmers markets can accept food assistance benefits to create a win-win-win opportunity for their market, their vendors, and the health of their community. Accepting food assistance benefits can increase revenue for vendors, contribute to vendor recruitment and retention for the market and increase access to fresh, nutritious, local food for residents of your community.

Each webinar qualifies for at least 1 Professional Development Hour for certified market managers seeking recertification through MIFMA’s Continuing Education Program.

Quickly approaching is our webinar that focuses on how farmers markets can accept SNAP benefits in Michigan, and resources available to them.

Accepting SNAP at Michigan Farmers Markets
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EST
Register here
Attend this webinar to learn how accepting SNAP benefits can benefit a farmers market and the steps to getting started. This webinar will discuss how a market can facilitate SNAP transactions between customers and vendors.

Later this month, we’ll be hosting two webinars focused on SNAP-Ed programming at farmers markets, using the Food Navigator Program as an example. 

Nutrition Education Activities in Farmers Markets: Planning for Success & Expanding Reach
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. EST
Register here
Attend this webinar to learn how farmers markets can bring successful nutrition education activities to their market, using the Food Navigator Program as an example. This webinar will discuss how to plan successful nutrition education activities, and how to expand the reach of those activities using social media.

Farmers Markets and SNAP-Ed Partnerships: Getting Started
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EST
Register here
When SNAP-Ed programmers partner with a farmers market, mutually beneficial opportunities are created for both the program and the market. Are you interested in partnering with a farmers market, but don’t know where to start? Attend this webinar to learn how! This webinar will discuss best practices for initiating and building partnerships between farmers market managers and SNAP-Ed programmers, using the Food Navigator Program as an example.

This project was funded in whole or in part by the USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education through the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Michigan Fitness Foundation.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.