Market Manager Training
MDFMA is working on building out a farmers market manager training program that will result in a Farmers Market Manager Certification. Before that program launches though there are several opportunities to learn more about farmers market management; see below for MDFMA's current offerings.
Market Management Series
MDFMA has teamed up with the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) to offer this new 6-part series from February to April which combines online learning and in-person sessions:
There are several upcoming Events where market managers can learn the most up-to-date information on 2016 programs and regulations:
Maryland Department of Agriculture Farmers Market Conference
Webinars that may be of interest will be posted here.
Our Events section will be updated as information is released on training dates and locations for federal nutrition benefits programs including the Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP – WIC & Seniors), the Fruit & Vegetable Check Program (FVC), and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as Food Stamps) as well as opportunities for your farmers and vendors.
If you are a member of the Maryland Farmers Market Association, you also receive a free membership to the Farmers Market Coalition, which has a large library of webinars, reports, and information on all aspects of managing a farmers market.Become a Member Today!