Webinar] Connecting the Dots on Irrational Customer Behavior

Join best-selling author, Dan Ariely and Qualtrics CEO, Ryan Smith as they dive into the fascinating world of customer decision-making.

In this 30-minute webinar we’ll connect the dots between what customers care about and why they behave the way they do. You’ll leave with new ideas for leveraging human emotion, improving your customers’ environment and making the most of every customer interaction.

Date: Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Time: 10:00am PT | 1:00pm ET | 5:00 GMT

Register anyway! We promise to send you a link to the recording and presentation.


Farmers and Food Hubs: NFGN webinar April 16

Growers’ Experiences Selling  Crops Through Food Hubs

Thursday, April 16
3:30 – 4:45pm ET (12:30 – 1:45 PT)

Free! Register Now

What is it like to sell to or through a food hub? What are the benefits … and what is not so good? Learn directly from seasoned farmers!

We have assembled farmers representing a wide variety of experiences – different geographies (CA, MT, MI, and MA), different sizes (from 8 to 400 ac.), different products (vegetables, animals, and mixed) … who sell into different kinds of food hubs (non-profit, for profit, growers co-op) asking different services from them (simple transport, sell-through, and selling to the hub).

Each of these farms has different reasons to work with their local food hub. What works for them? What doesn’t work so well? How do they choose what to sell through the hub? We’ve asked these farmers to share their unedited experiences and advice with their fellow farmers across the country who might now be considering a relationship with a food hub.

Learn how they chose to start selling to the hub, why, what the hub demands of them, what they get in return, how they are managing risks, and how their business’ bottom line has been affected.

Considering selling through a hub? Learn from the experience of your peers. Advise farmers? Enrich the service you can provide.

Reserve your spot – click here

The Fundraising Summit

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Five days of free online seminars delivered by the world’s top fundraising professionals.

Join your peers from around the world for five days of insight, instruction and inspiration from the world’s best speakers. Learn new ways to tackle your most pressing problems. Learn best practices from the best in national and international fundraising. (Plus, get paid for referring customers to The Fundraising Summit.) Sessions are free, but only for 24 hours. Register today. Learn how the Summit works, and get answers to your questions, by reading our Frequently Asked Questions.
The Fundraising Summit.

National 2013 Food Hub Survey-NFGN

Authored by Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems & The Wallace Center at Winrock International
From the Executive Summary:

Findings from the survey showed that food hubs across the country are growing to broaden the distribution infrastructure for local food. From the survey, 62% of food hubs began operations within the last five years, 31% of food hubs had $1,000,000 or more in annual revenue and the majority of food hubs were supporting their businesses with little or no grant assistance—including food hubs that identified as nonprofits. Financially, the most successful food hubs tended to be for-profit and cooperative in structure, in operation for more than 10 years and working with a relatively large number of producers. The values-based nature of food hubs makes it hard to judge many of them solely on their level of financial success.
The survey also revealed a number of persistent challenges and barriers to growth that even the most financially successful food hubs faced.
For example, many food hubs indicated their needs for assistance in managing growth and identifying appropriate staffing levels for their hubs. They also often pointed to their need for capital and other resources to increase their trucking and warehousing capacity.

NFGN Report

Farmers Market Coalition Farmers Market Training Programs Webinar


Wed, Oct 10, 2012 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT


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Please share with market state or network leaders that are interested in developing models of accreditation or training programs.

5 minutes – Welcome and logistical overview of webinar from Elizabeth Comiskey, FMC Membership Coordinator
10 minutes – Bernie Prince, FMC Board President and co-founder and co-director of Fresh Farm Markets will give an overview of how FMC can help networks build training programs: no need for a “one-size-fits-all” model!.
20 minutes – Dru Montri, Director of Michigan Farmers Market Association (MIFMA) will share their model: a market manager certification program
5 minutes –Darlene Wolnik, FMC Market Programs Advisor and Independent Market Consultant will share general evaluation success measures that could be used in training market managers and vendors
20 minutes – Q&A/open discussion- Moderated by Darlene

Questions can be typed in at any time; Liz and Darlene will make a list and ask each of them (as time permits) during the Q&A period. Webinars of other models will be presented in upcoming months, so questions should be focused on the model presented.