Summit Scholarship Applications Due July 9th

If you haven’t already heard the news, Farmers Market Coalition and partners will host the United State’s first-ever National Direct Agricultural Marketing Summit this September in Arlington, VA.

The summit will be an opportunity for farmers market managers, farmers, vendors, and researchers to build relationships with leaders across the country, and learn the latest information about direct-marketing agriculture resources, technology, research, and more.
Learn About Summit, Workshops, & Sessions

FMC is working to make sure a diverse group of farmers market leaders can join us at the summit:

If you would like to attend, but have limited means to do so, apply today for an FMC scholarship. FMC is awarding 15 FMC members with funds to help with conference and travel expenses. Applications are due July 9.

Summit Scholarships for FMC Members
FMC seeks to ensure that an exemplary and diverse group of market operators is able to attend the National Direct Agricultural Marketing Summit in September, and is pleased to provide a $600 scholarship to 15 FMC members. Scholarship recipients will arrive with a desire to learn from and connect with other managers and leaders in the field. Recipients will commit to attending FMC’s pre-conference workshops on Sunday, September 16th from 3pm to 6pm ET, titled, “Managing Farmers Market Risk & Integrity.”

To apply, complete the following two steps:

Complete this form by writing 4-6 sentences (under 250 words) about the mission and activities of your market, and how attending the conference will advance your goals.
Complete a Market Profile for your market on Farmersmarketmetrics.org. For detailed guidance on creating a Market Profile, click here.

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2018 National Direct Agriculture Marketing Summit

The first 2018 National Direct Agriculture Marketing Summit (the first of its kind in the U.S.) will be held September 15-18 in Arlington, VA.

The summit is specifically designed for farmers market managers and direct-marketing farmers wanting to network, and learn more about new industry resources and recent direct-to-consumer research and data, as well as join in on technical assistance workshops.

Attendees will learn about:
– data collection and how to communicate impacts
– technology uses for data visualization and mapping resources
– business development and marketing plans
– value-added agricultural resources available for producers

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