Georgia Organics Conference – February 16-17, 2018

February 16-17, 2018 Augusta Convention Center Augusta, GA www.conference.georgiaorganics.org/ Over two days, you’ll be inspired, connected, refreshed, invigorated and challenged. Farmers will share techniques, hacks and acumen that lift farmer productivity and prosperity. Educators will inspire with stories of kids loving broccoli. Advocates will rally us to fight for just and clean food. Augustans will tour us around their healthy food oasis. Exhibitors will show…

Farmers Market Webinar Discount for Members of the Wisconsin Farmers Market Association

Are you interested in learning more aspects of market management, like collecting and sharing data, financial support and management, marketing, planning for special events (and more)? Register for individual educational webinars, learn dates and topics http://bit.ly/2Di3XZo. Registration is $20 per webinar for members of the Wisconsin Farmers Market Association. Registration closes the morning of each webinar…

USDA Local Food Economics Webinar – Jan 24, 2018

Using the new Economic Impact Calculator to Assess your Project: A Discussion on the Connections to the USDA AMS Toolkit and Framing Used to Develop the Calculator Wednesday, January 24, 2018 2-3 pm Eastern (11 am – 12 pm Pacific) During this webinar oriented toward local food practitioners and project managers, we highlight the use…

MIFMA Offers a Market Management Webinar Series

Not able to participate in the full Market Manager Certificate Program, but still want to learn more about market management? You can register for individual webinars! This series of educational webinars for farmers market managers includes seven topics essential to market management. The first webinar, Avoiding Market Downfalls & Planning for Success, will be held…

2018 Field to Fork free, weekly webinar series starts Feb. 14th

Put on by the The North Dakota State University Extension Service, these weekly webinars are free and range from a series of insightful topics. The webinars run from 2-3 Central time. Explore the topics and dates on the Field to Fork website, or contact Garden-Robinson at (701)-231-7187 or julie.garden-robinson@ndsu.edu.

Massachusetts Campaigns for HIP Funds in the State’s 2019 Budget

Markets and Farmers across the state of Massachusetts are urging the House Committee on Ways and Means to include $6.2 million in its fiscal year 2019 budget for the Healthy Incentives Program. The program provides a dollar-for-dollar match for SNAP dollars spent on fruits and vegetables purchased at participating farmers markets, farm stands, mobile markets and community supported agriculture programs…

2018 From the Land of Kansas Annual Meeting & Farmers Market Conference: March 1-2

This year’s annual meeting and conference will be held at the Bluemont Hotel in Manhattan, KS. Jolene Browne will act a keynote speaker. For more information and conference registration, visit the Land of Kansas page.  Find out the conference agenda register here.

NEW Resource: Farmers Market Legal Toolkit

In partnership with the Center for Agriculture and Food Systems at Vermont Law School and NOFA-VT, FMC is excited to share the Farmers Market Legal Toolkit. Created with support from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), the toolkit is a response to recurring questions from farmers market managers as they…

Board of Directors Election 2018 Slate of Candidates

Members of the Board of Directors are FMC member volunteers with demonstrated leadership experience in the field of farmers markets and local food, who support the FMC mission of strengthening farmers markets for the benefit of farmers, consumers, and communities. Please read the candidate biographies below and get ready to vote on February 11, 2018. Members…

Deadline Extended – MIFMA 2018 Market Manager Certificate Program

The registration deadline for the 2018 Market Manager Certificate Program has been extended! Extended registration will close Sunday, January 14, 2018. Don’t wait, register today! www.mifma.org/mmcp/ #FarmersMarketsMI #MMCP2018