Training & Networking Events Around the Country

 

(Listed in order by DATE) 
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Colorado:
The Colorado Food Summit works to build linkages that meet diverse urban food goals while creating viable market opportunities that build wealth for Colorado farmers and ranchers and rural communities. The event will be held on January 7th, 2020 at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Learn more here.

South Carolina:
South Carolina Association of Farmers Markets 2020 Annual Conference will take place January 14, 2020 in in West Columbia, SC. The event will cover various topics including Grants, Specialty Crops, FMNP, and Cottage law. Learn more here.

Minnesota:
Minnesota Farmers’ Market Association’s Annual Conference is part of the Northern Growers & Marketers Conference with over 60 keynotes & workshops will take place January 16 -17, 2020 in St. Cloud MN. Learn more at http://mfma.org.

Arkansas:
The Practical Tools and Solutions for Sustaining Family Farms Conference is an annual conference providing practical information and tools for new and experienced organic and sustainable producers, young farmers, ranchers, value-added food producers, and those creating more vibrant community food systems. Event offers pre-conference courses, field trips, conference sessions, poster display, networking opportunities, and trade show. January 22-25, 2020. Learn more here.

Pennsylvania:
Pennsylvania Sustainable Agriculture’s 2020 Sustainable Agriculture Conference will be held February 5-8, 2020 in Lancaster, PA. Sponsor and exhibitor applications are now open. Learn more here.


Tennessee:
The Pick TN Conference will be held in Franklin, TN on February 20-22, 2020. Classes will include new market manager training, food safety, rules and regulations at farmers markets, growing specialty crops for farmers markets, how to be a successful vendor and more! Learn more here. 

Washington:
2020 Washington State Farmers Market Association (WSFMA) Conference, February 20-22, 2020, in Tacoma, WA. Includes “Boot Camp” for new market managers and board members; 18+ workshops focusing on practical tools to help your market succeed, tricky issues all markets face, and emerging trends to dive into as a community. Back by popular demand is the best farmers market networking (and fun) in Pacific Northwest. Email info@wafarmersmarkets.org for more info or visit https://wafarmersmarkets.org/conference-2020/ for updates.

California:
The California Small Farms Conference is a great opportunity for direct-marketing farmers and market managers to network and focus on peer-to-peer learning. The conference will take place in Paso Robles, California, February 27 – 29, 2020. The conference is currently looking for workshop proposals for the farmers’ market manager track. Submit a workshop proposal today by November 1 2019. Learn more.

Ohio:
The Ohio Farmers Market Conference on March 27-28, 2020 will include a networking dinner on Thursday evening and sessions geared towards vendors and managers about all things related to running and selling at a farmers market. Email ohiofarmersmarketnetwork@gmail.com for more information.

Pennsylvania:
Two day-long educational programs for market managers in Slippery Rock, PA will be offered by PA Farm Markets and Penn State Extension on March 28, 2020 and April 3, 2020.

Alaska:
2020 Alaska Farmers Market Association Conference – “Buy Local, Grow Local” will be held April 2- 4, 2020 in Anchorage, AK. Join market organizers and supporters from around the state for a weekend devoted to growing your farmers’ market! Share ideas, develop new skills and strengthen your support network. Learn more here.