January 10th, 2017

MDFMA to attend FH CASA Annual Conference

by Amy Crone

The 18th Annual FutureHarvest CASA Conference is to be held Thursday – Friday of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend and MDFMA will be in attendance and helping with farmers market sessions. See below for where and when to find us:

  • On Thursday afternoon Amy Crone will be a part of the SNAP-EBT and FMNP training, a free pre-conference workshop held to help certify farmers for the upcoming season.
  • Also on Thursday afternoon Michele Levy will be part of the Market Scoper panel, an informative summary of the various retail outlets available to farmers in the area.
  • As a FHCASA Board Member, Amy will also be a part of the Membership Meeting on Friday afternoon.
  • Friday evening Amy Crone will facilitate the Farmers Market Interest Session – come to chat with farmers market colleagues about whatever most interests or perplexes you right now and get some helpful advice!
  • Shelley Brosius will be attending also as part of the Beginning Farmer Training Program – find her sharing her plans at the BFTP get together on Saturday morning.

We hope to see you there!

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.