Training & Networking Events Around the Country


(Listed in order by DATE) 
Email Honesta Romberger at to add your conference or training to the list.

Alabama Sustainable Agricultural Network (ASAN) will hold a Youth Food & Farm Forum, in conjunction with their (adult) 2018 Food & Farm ForumDecember 7-8, 2018 at Camp McDowell in Nauvoo, AL. Click here for more info.

Save the date: The Iowa Farmers Market Association will host its annual conference February 2, 2019 from 9:00-5:00pm at Grace Lutheran Church 3010 52nd St. in Des Moines, IA. More details forthcoming.

The Webb City Farmers Market and its partners will host the Winter Production Conference February 11-12, 2019 at Carer Farm in Jefferson City, MO. Registration is limited to 100 participants. Click here for more info.

West Virginia
The 15th Annual West Virginia Small Farm Conference will be held February 13 – 16, 2019 at the Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center in Charleston, WV. Annually, the conference boasts a variety of useful topics, unique events and informative speakers across more than 100+ sessions. Under the organization of the WVU Extension Service Small Farm Center, 550 conference goers enjoyed locally sourced meals in 2018. Click here for more info.

The Oregon Farmers Markets Association will host the OFMA Annual Meeting on Friday, February 23, 2019 in Corvallis, Oregon, which will be followed by a Farmers Market Track on Saturday as part of the OSU Small Farms Conference.  Details posted here when available.

The InTents Conference will be held February 24-26, 2019 in San Diego, CA. The conference will welcome small farmers, food makers, and market manager from throughout the US for 3 days of speakers, panels, workshops, and networking. Speakers include Anastasia Cole Plakias of Brooklyn Grange, author of The Farm on the Roof, Ben Feldman of the Farmers Market Coalition, and Brent Preston of The New Farm. FMC save on registration with Discount Code FMC2019. Click here for more info.

The Alaska Food Policy Council and the Alaska Farmers Market Association are partnering for the 4th semi-annual Alaska Food Festival & Conference March 8-9, 2019Click here for more info.

Save the Date: The Vermont Farmers Market Conference will be held March 20, 2019. More details forthcoming.

Washington State:
Save the Date: The Washington State Farmers Market Association will host the 2019 Washington Farmers Market Conference March 21-23, 2019 in Walla Walla, WA. Link to register and more info will be available soon.

Save the Date: The Virginia Farmers Market Association will host its 7th annual conference November 13-15, 2019 at the Stonewall Jackson Hotel in Staunton Virginia. Link to register and more info will be available soon.