The 2019 Virginia Farmers Market Conference is in Staunton, VA November 13-15!

Conference Registration

VAFMA’s 7th Annual Virginia Farmers Market Conference is November 13-15 in Staunton at the Stonewall Jackson Hotel.

This 3-day event will have targeted workshops, dynamic speakers, a day of pre-conference sessions and fun-filled social networking events including a winery tour! There will be tracks for beginners and experienced participants alike along with an exhibit area packed with resources.

This year’s theme focuses on Agritourism — an often untapped path for helping shoppers discover farmers markets. Sessions will also cover other topics tailored to the needs of market managers and vendors.

Interested in participating?

Speakers – Session Proposal Information

Partners – Sponsorship Opportunities

Volunteers – Get Involved

CONFERENCE SESSIONS

Farmers Market Management

Successful and Sustainable Market Management

Taking Care of Yo’Self & Others

Leadership: The Art of Cultivating a Community

Market Mayhem: CRAZE: Citizen Response to Active Shooters

Taking it to the Streets: More about Mobile Markets

Functional Market Layout and Presentation

Farmers Market Marketing

How to Secure Sponsorship

Defending Your Market

Using Metrics – Next Steps

Food Safety for Market Managers

Getting to Greener: How Farmers Markets Can Get to #PlasticFree

A Play, “I love local”

Food Access

FreshLink Ambassador Model: Lessons learned during program implementation

Nourish Your Neighbors: Getting Started with SNAP and Food Access

VA Fresh Match: Proven Approaches for SNAP Success

Farmers Market Vendors

Business Essentials: Strengthening Your Farmers Market Enterprise

Marketing Essentials for Farmers Markets

Introduction to Value-Added Foods

Virginia’s Industrial Hemp Law: Challenges and Opportunities, and other legislation impacting farmers and agribusiness

Food Safety for Vendors

Agritourism

Virginia is for Farmers Market Lovers

Agriculture and Agritourism Funders Panel

Agritourism: Increasing Excitement in Rural Virginia

Leaving Your Mark on the Trail – Using Fields of Gold as a Blueprint for Regional Market Trails

Making You, Your Land and Livestock’s History Part of Agritourism

Thinking Outside the Farm: Bringing Customers to Your Home Base

Organic Farming, Agritourism, Licensing and Permitting

Agritourism Marketing

November
13th-15th

HOTEL ROOM RESERVATIONS
SESSION PROPOSAL APPLICATION
CONFERENCE SPONSORSHIP PROPOSAL
STATEWIDE ASSOCIATION SPONSORSHIP PROPOSAL
Conference Registration

The 2019 Virginia Farmers Market Conference is in Staunton, VA November 13-15!

VAFMA’s 7th Annual Virginia Farmers Market Conference is November 13-15 in Staunton at the Stonewall Jackson Hotel.

This 3-day event will have targeted workshops, dynamic speakers, a day of pre-conference sessions and fun-filled social networking events including a winery tour! There will be tracks for beginners and experienced participants alike along with an exhibit area packed with resources.

This year’s theme focuses on Agritourism — an often untapped path for helping shoppers discover farmers markets. Sessions will also cover other topics tailored to the needs of market managers and vendors.

Interested in participating?

Speakers – Session Proposal Information

Partners – Sponsorship Opportunities

Volunteers – Get Involved

CONFERENCE SESSIONS

Farmers Market Management

Successful and Sustainable Market Management

Taking Care of Yo’Self & Others

Leadership: The Art of Cultivating a Community

Market Mayhem: CRAZE: Citizen Response to Active Shooters

Taking it to the Streets: More about Mobile Markets

Functional Market Layout and Presentation

Farmers Market Marketing

How to Secure Sponsorship

Defending Your Market

Using Metrics – Next Steps

Food Safety for Market Managers

Getting to Greener: How Farmers Markets Can Get to #PlasticFree

A Play, “I love local”

Food Access

FreshLink Ambassador Model: Lessons learned during program implementation

Nourish Your Neighbors: Getting Started with SNAP and Food Access

VA Fresh Match: Proven Approaches for SNAP Success

Farmers Market Vendors

Business Essentials: Strengthening Your Farmers Market Enterprise

Marketing Essentials for Farmers Markets

Introduction to Value-Added Foods

Virginia’s Industrial Hemp Law: Challenges and Opportunities, and other legislation impacting farmers and agribusiness

Food Safety for Vendors

Agritourism

Virginia is for Farmers Market Lovers

Agriculture and Agritourism Funders Panel

Agritourism: Increasing Excitement in Rural Virginia

Leaving Your Mark on the Trail – Using Fields of Gold as a Blueprint for Regional Market Trails

Making You, Your Land and Livestock’s History Part of Agritourism

Thinking Outside the Farm: Bringing Customers to Your Home Base

Organic Farming, Agritourism, Licensing and Permitting

Agritourism Marketing

November
13th-15th

HOTEL ROOM RESERVATIONS
SESSION PROPOSAL APPLICATION
CONFERENCE SPONSORSHIP PROPOSAL
STATEWIDE ASSOCIATION SPONSORSHIP PROPOSAL