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Free Resource Guides Available

Stacy July 20, 2008

Just in time for National Farmers Market Week, the Wallace Center has announced a second printing of their popular spiral bound farmers market resource guides, initially released late last fall. “Getting Started with Farmers Markets” is a colorful introduction to product diversity, display, pricing, and marketing techniques for vendors. “Recruiting Vendors for a Farmers Market”…

Funding Opportunity: Leopold Center Grant Program

Stacy June 26, 2008

The Leopold Center is seeking pre-proposals for its grant program. The Center’s work is organized in three initiative areas—ecology, marketing and food systems, and policy—each aimed at enhancing the condition and viability of Iowa’s natural resources in varying, yet integrated ways. These three initiatives have separate sections in the RFP. Investigators representing any Iowa nonprofit…

MIFMA and SBAM Partner to Provide Michigan Farmers and Farmers Markets with Greater Access to SBAM Benefits

Stacy June 10, 2008

EAST LANSING, MICH – Michigan Farmers Market Association (MIFMA) members can now join the Small Business Association of Michigan (SBAM) at a reduced rate and take advantage of SBAM’s “P.O.W.E.R. Suite” of products and services, including Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network Group Health Benefits. MIFMA and SBAM naturally fit together,…

Farm Bill Passes, Includes $33 Million for FMPP

Stacy May 24, 2008

After traversing a long, circuitous route, including an override of the Presidential veto, the Farm Bill has finally passed, just ahead of the holiday weekend. FMC was among 1,054 organizations signing a letter in support of this override. See below for a brief outline of the portions of the bill most directly impacting farmers markets.…

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,…

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…