Register Now for the 2015 Michigan Farmers Market Conference


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The Michigan Farmers Markets Association (MIFMA) is hosting the Michigan Farmers Market Conference on March 10 and 11, 2015 at the Plant and Soil Science Building on the campus of Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. Registration is now open for the two-day event.

Three educational tracks will be offered at the conference:

  • a market manager boot camp track designed for beginning market managers
  • an advanced track for market managers who are looking for specialized information
  • a farmer and vendor track designed for farmers who sell at farmers markets

The conference will also feature 15 educational breakout sessions, round-table discussions, MIFMA’s annual meeting, training on accepting food assistance benefits at Michigan farmers markets, and time to visit with exhibitors and other conference attendees.  A more detailed Conference Schedule can be found here.

The conference will open with a virtual welcome by Mario Batali, world renowned chef and author of best-selling cookbook “America – Farm to Table,” and keynote presentation from Richard McCarthy, Executive Director of Slow Food USA. Richard is a public health champion and founding President of the Farmers Market Coalition.

Registration for the conference will close at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, March 2, 2015. 

Members of MIFMA and partnering organizations can register for the full conference for $100 or for one day only for $75. MIFMA student members receive the discounted rate of $75 for the full conference or $35 for one day.

For more information on other programs and MIFMA membership opportunities, visit or call 517-432-3381.