Convention 2018

Join us at the Augusta Civic Center!

The Maine Federation of Farmers’ Market is planning our 10th Annual Maine Farmers’ Market Convention. The convention is the premiere opportunity for farmers, market organizers, and community partners to network, attend workshops, and learn about new resources in the field. This year the convention will be at the Augusta Civic Center (occupying the 2nd floor) on the 3rd day of the Maine Agricultural Trades Show. We’ll be offering a full day of breakout sessions on a variety of topics, a keynote address, and an exhibit hall. Details of the program are still being arranged, but expect to hear from guest speakers and panelists on topics geared for market managers and market vendors, including sessions on marketing, legal issues, and market governance. There will be  “tracks” for participants who are relatively new to farmers’ markets, as well as those who have been marketing for years.

 

 

Other features of the convention:

  • This year’s schedule means attendees can plan to attend the Maine Agricultural Trades show on Weds, then stay overnight in Augusta, and attend the Maine Farmers’ Market Convention!
  • Bring your scales for testing by the DACF.
  • Interested in signing up to accept SNAP? Bring your questions for our day-long help desk.

Early Bird registration will be open from November 1st – December 8th.

The deadline to register is January 2.

 

Become a sponsor:

 

More than 130 participants are expected to attend from all over the state. Demonstrate your organization’s commitment to local foods and gain visibility with farmers and farmers’ market managers by sponsoring this event! You’ll be able to reach attendees before, during, and after the program through a variety of sponsorship options. Help us offer an engaging, educational, exciting program. Participants will take their newfound knowledge and skills (and appreciation for your support) back to their Maine communities, building a stronger farmers’ market network in the process. Click here for more information: 2018FarmersMarketConventionSponsorshipInfo

 

 

Thank you to these 2018 convention sponsors:

 

Maine DACF

 

BFRN

 

Miller Graphics

Redfin

 

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