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Iowa Farmers Market Annual Workshop

February 8 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm UTC-6

$40 – $50

Sat, February 8, 2020

8:30 AM – 4:00 PM 

Grace Lutheran Church

3010 52nd Street

Des Moines, IA 50310

Our workshop is for market managers, growers, vendors and organizers -anyone involved in farmers markets or considering establishing one.

This year’s guest speaker is Dr. Alphonso Morales, Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor in the Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Morales will take an in-depth look at the history of markets as community assets, and describe different ways that markets can position themselves as community assets.

Other sessions will include fundraising: building lasting relationships, questions answered on scales, food sales, and licensing requirements; updates on state programs; and more!! Join us for the 12:30 p.m. Annual Iowa Farmers Market Association Business Meeting.

Map, agenda, menu and more information are available on the Iowa Farmers Market Association Website: www.iafarmersmarkets.org

Other opportunities at the workshop include FREE market bags, optional Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) training, and scale inspections and licensure. Trade vendors and materials will be available along with IFMA merchandise for sale.

Regular registration is $40 through January 28th; $50 late registration January 29th until event day.