FM Summit Proceedings Available

Staff at USDA Agricultural Marketing Service have been hard at work since November's first ever National Farmers Market Summit, and the final draft of the Summit Proceedings Report is now available at their web site. Visit the National Farmers Market ...
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Training: How to Create Successful Markets

To be truly successful, markets need four crucial elements: the right mix of vendors and products; a strong sense of place; solid economic and operational underpinnings; and a firm commitment to the surrounding community. The Project for Public Spaces will ...
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Funding Opportunity: Commodity Partnerships Small Sessions Program

The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC), operating through the Risk Management Agency (RMA), announces the availability of approximately $500,000 (subject to availability of funds) for Commodity Partnerships for Small Agricultural Risk Management Education Sessions (Commodity Partnerships Small Sessions Program). The ...
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Market Manager Workshop to be Held in Rochester, NY

On March 6th - 8th, the New York Farmers' Market Federation is sponsoring a professional farmers' market managers training program in Rochester, New York. The workshop is sponsored by USDA SARE Professional Development Program and represents the second in a ...
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AMS Announces 2008 FMPP Funding Opportunity

AMS has approximately $1 million in competitive grant funds for fiscal year (FY) 2008 to increase domestic consumption of agricultural commodities by expanding direct producer-to-consumer market opportunities. The maximum award per grant is $75,000. No matching funds are required. The ...
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Indiana Offers Specialty Crop Marketing Grants

On January 30th, 2008, the Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) announced the availability of specialty crop grant funds made possible by the Specialty Crop Block Grant provided by the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS). Through four different programs, ISDA ...
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