Wednesday, February 6, 2008

MFMA Annual Meeting Next Week

The annual meeting/workshops will be held on Saturday, February 16th, at Lincoln University’s Carver Farm, 3804 Bald Hill Road, Jefferson City.

Noon - lunch
12:45 - 1:15 - registration
1:15 - 4:30 - workshops
4:30 - annual meeting

Growing Your Farmers Market, part I, presented by Jim Quinn, MU Extension
Keeping the market full of produce all season long, expanding market produce variety and attracting younger vendors

Growing Your Farmers Market, part 2, presented by Jake Davis, Missouri Farmers’ Union
Choosing the best organization, facility and location. Grant sources for facility improvement, events and promotions.

Direct Market Selling Skills, presented by Bill McKelvey, Community Food Systems and Sustainable Agriculture Program, UM-Columbia
The new MU guide for market vendors.

Perennial Best Sellers and New Trends in Market Produce, produced by Harris Seeds and presented by Eileen Nichols, Webb City market manager. This power point presentation will be available free on disc to all attending managers.

Becoming a Non-Profit, presented by Jake Davis, Missouri Farmers’ Union
How to fill out the form, why a market should consider becoming a non-profit.

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