2017 Regional Farmers Market Manager & Vendor Trainings

Date/Time
Date(s) - February 24, 2017-March 25, 2017
All Day


The Idaho Farmers Market Association, University of Idaho Extension Small Farms Team, and Idaho State Dept. of Ag. are collaborating to bring regional training opportunities to market managers, staff, volunteers, and vendors.

2017 Regional Training

Ready to meet with market managers and vendors in your area, share your stories, and learn valuable skills you can apply next season? IFMA, University of Idaho Extension and the Idaho State Department of Agriculture have planned action-packed regional workshops in Coeur d’Alene, Caldwell, and Idaho Falls for the winter of 2017. These workshops have been designed to help market managers, staff, volunteers, and vendors sharpen their skills, strengthen their markets and grow sales. We can’t wait to get started!

REGISTRATION WILL OPEN JANUARY 11, 2017

Please register at www.IdahoFMA.org/2017trainings

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We know how hard you work, and what your challenges are. These half-day workshops are custom made for managers, staff, & volunteers. They will focus on building your skills in marketing, developing community connections, staying on top of rules and regulations, and on budget friendly customer incentives perfect for your farmers market. State and local resource providers will join in for a fun and engaging afternoon of education, professional development, and networking. This workshop is specifically designed for those managing or planning to manage a farmers market in Idaho.

Agenda to included sessions on:

Marketing your market…no matter what your budget
Making your market a destination for community members andvisitors
Clever customer incentives that keep them coming back for more
De-mystifying rules & regulations that impact your market

Registration & Details

  • Caldwell Idaho Farmers Market Manager Training – February 24
  • Coeur d’Alene Idaho Farmers Market Manager Training – March 17
  • Idaho Falls Idaho Farmers Market Manager Training – April 7

Cost: $15 for IFMA members | $25 for non-members

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Vendors are the heart of every market, and when you’re successful, the market thrives! These one day workshops are designed to help with common business management and marketing issues so that you can focus on what you love and do best: growing and creating the one-of-a-kind items for your loyal customers. This workshop will include time for learning and networking with fellow agricultural, specialty item, prepared food and artisan vendors.  It will also bring together local resources, professionals and service providers for a fun and engaging day. While this content is specifically designed for farmers market vendors, market staff and volunteers are also welcome to attend, especially if they, too, are vendors!

Agenda to include sessions on:

Marketing your products and branding your booth
Presentation, display and customer service tips and tricks from market veterans
Rules and regulations: what affects you and what do you need to know
Vendor-specific learning tracks to help you be your best, no matter what you sell

Registration & Details

  • Caldwell Idaho Farmers Market Vendor Training – February 25
  • Coeur d’Alene Idaho Farmers Market Vendor Training – March 18
  • Idaho Falls Idaho Farmers Market Vendor Training – April 8

Cost: $15 for IFMA members | $25 for non-members

For more information, please contact the Idaho Farmers Market Association at info@IdahoFMA.org