Job Announcement—Executive Director of Portland Farmers Market

Stacy May 21, 2008

The mission of the Portland Farmers Market is to support our region’s farms by connecting local food producers directly to consumers, strengthening urban-rural community bonds, and educating the general public on the benefits of eating locally produced food. Job Description Title: Executive Director Status: Regular, full time, exempt position Starting Salary: $60,000–$ 65,000 annually plus…

New DVD Available for Screening at Farmers Markets

Stacy

Asparagus! Stalking the American Life award-winning documentary film now released on DVD This award-winning independent documentary film tells the story of Oceana County, Michigan, whose spear-struck residents built their identity and economic survival on asparagus, but now find themselves taking on the U.S. War on Drugs, Free Trade, and the Fast Food Nation, all to…

Internship Opportunity at the Wallace Center for Sustainabile Agriculture

Stacy April 24, 2008

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT   Wallace Research Intern – Arlington, VA  Effective with the release of this position announcement, Winrock International will be recruiting applicants for an internship with the Wallace Center.  The responsibilities, duties and qualifications are described in the attached position description.    GENERAL: Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the…

Oregon Farmers Markets Association (OFMA) Enlists New Talent for 2008

Stacy April 10, 2008

Cottage Grove (April 2, 2008) – The Oregon Farmers Markets Association’s (OFMA) Board of Directors met for a two day retreat in late March to re-establish its Board of Directors and plan the future of the 20 year old organization. The new 12 member Board of Directors includes market managers, farmers, community advocates and government…

National Good Food Network: Request for Proposals

Stacy April 4, 2008

Seed Funding for Moving Good Food into Larger-Scale Markets Wallace Center seeks regional leaders for National Good Food Network The Wallace Center at Winrock International seeks proposals from organizations and collaborative efforts ready to serve as Regional Lead Teams (RLT) in the National Good Food Network. This emerging network supports and integrates nonprofit and for-profit…

FM Summit Proceedings Available

Stacy March 24, 2008

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 Summit Proceedings Report to read about the 12 priorities identified by the 75 Summit participants,…

Training: How to Create Successful Markets

Stacy February 16, 2008

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 host a How to Create Successful Markets training course on May 16-17, 2008. Through this…

Funding Opportunity: Commodity Partnerships Small Sessions Program

Stacy February 14, 2008

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 purpose of this cooperative partnership agreement program is to deliver training and information in the…

Market Manager Workshop to be Held in Rochester, NY

Stacy February 13, 2008

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 three-year series of workshops. The goal of the program is to develop the skills of…

AMS Announces 2008 FMPP Funding Opportunity

Stacy February 11, 2008

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 grant application is due March 24th. Although the grant is called the Farmers Market Promotion…