January 10th, 2016

MDFMA Partners with FutureHarvest CASA to Offer Conference Scholarships

by Amy Crone

As part of a grant from the Farmers Market Promotion Program of USDA, MDFMA is pleased to partner with FutureHarvest, a Chesapeake Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture (FHCASA) to offer 5 scholarships to farmers and farmers market managers to attend the Cultivate the Chesapeake Foodshed Conference, to be held January 14-16, 2016.

MDFMA will also be presenting at the conference as part of the grant, so please be sure to join us on the afternoon of Thursday January 14th for the pre-conference session on How to Use Food Access Tools to Increase Sales and Marketing Reach.

Registration is still open, and more information on conference details can be found here: 2016 FHCASA Conference.

About the Author Amy Crone Amy Crone

Amy’s passion for food starting in her aunt & uncle’s garden, a lovely log cabin by a NH lake where she first learned to preserve and pickle. She has always wanted to help people, and completed her degrees in international development in hopes of combining this interest with her love of travel. After working in the field of international development, then in federal government, then in a think tank, and then in state government, Amy decided that she wanted to explore explore her entrepreneurial interests. These included: starting a nonprofit (MDFMA), developing a national technology solution to provide farmers market and farmers access to accepting SNAP, building several websites, and becoming a Board member in local organizations. She is happy to be able to follow her passion of improving local food systems and the health of all Marylanders by getting them to buy more fresh local food at Maryland farmers markets. Amy’s other main interests are her husband & 2 children, Crossfitting, and traveling to any location that has interesting and delicious ~preferably local~ food.