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MI Farmers Market Association Two-day Conference
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As farmers markets continue to grow in Michigan, this program aims to fill the basic need for education and advocacy to help farmers markets continue to thrive.


Source: Michigan State University, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Contact: Beth Stuever at 517-432-1555, ext. 105

 

Michigan Farmers Market Association two-day conference takes place during ANR Week 2012


The Michigan Farmers Market Association (MIFMA) Conference welcomes new and beginning market managers, advanced managers looking for specialized information and farmers who sell to farmers markets.

As farmers markets continue to grow in Michigan, this program aims to fill the basic need for education and advocacy to help farmers markets continue to thrive. The conference will take place on March 6 and 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center on the East Lansing campus of Michigan State University (MSU).

Conference rates for MIFMA members are $75 for the full conference or $50 per day; rates for nonmembers are $125 for the full conference or $85 per day; and rates for MIFMA student members are $50 for the full conference or $25 per day. The cost includes lunch.

The conference includes three tracks. One track is designed for emerging market managers who need the lowdown on running a successful farmers market.

The advanced track targets managers who have attended previous sessions and are looking to fine-tune their managing style.

Farmers working small to mid-size operations who directly sell their products through farmers markets will want to attend the farmer track.

To find out more information or to register, visit www.mifma.org.

ANR Week, formerly Farmers’ Week, is in its 97th year. MSU’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, MSU Extension and MSU AgBioResearch sponsor the weeklong event that features a wide variety of workshops, conferences and seminars in areas such as agriculture, horticulture and natural resources. Learn more at www.anrweek.canr.msu.edu.