2021 Virginia Farmers Market Conference
ONLINE January 7, 2021
The Virginia Farmers Market Conference will be held January 7, 2021 ONLINE!
This annual event will tackle the current issues faced by farmers markets including racial equity and food justice, marketing in the new era, conflict de-escalation, food safety and COVID-19. We will also include the annual meeting for VAFMA members.
Opening remarks will be from Dr. Jewel H. Bronaugh, Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS).
Time: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm (with breaks)
Recordings will be available for those who cannot attend in person.
8:30 – 9:00 am: Welcome and Introductions
9:00 – 9:20 am: Dr. Jewel H. Bronaugh, Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS)
9:30 – 10:15 am: Marketing Made Simple with Emilie Davis of Linkhouse Consultants
10:15 – 10:30 am: Break
10:30 – 11:30 am: Conflict Management and the Market with Richard Kelly & Mickey MacIntyre of Real Change Partners
11:30 – 12:00 pm: Lunch break and socializing
12:00 – 1:00 pm: Food Safety & COVID-19 Updates with Pam Miles (VDACS), Dr. Renee Boyer (VA Tech), and Peri Pearson (Virginia Department of Health)
1:00 – 1:10 pm: Break
1:15 – 2:45 pm: Racial Equity & Food Justice with Azeb Kinder and Jason Biehl of Change the Narrative
2:45 – 3:00 pm: Wrap Up
3:00 – 4:00 pm: VAFMA Annual Meeting & Board Election (VAFMA Members Only)