We are excited to announce that MIFMA’s Board of Directors elections will take place on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, at our Annual Meeting to be held in East Lansing during the Michigan Farmers Market Conference. Please join us in finding great candidates to help lead MIFMA!
MIFMA’s bylaws specify an eleven-member board. Four positions are to be held by farmers market representatives from around the state, two positions are to be held by Michigan farmers who sell their own products at farmers markets, and five positions are to be held by professionals with a vested interest in our mission and vision. The mission of MIFMA is to advance farmers markets to create a thriving marketplace for local food and farm products.
The Nominating Committee is working to prepare a slate of candidates for our members to vote on and we need your input. This year we are seeking (1) one or more new farmers market representatives, (2) one or two new farmers market representatives and (3) one or more new professionals to join the board. Please consider nominating yourself or encouraging a fellow MIFMA member to nominate themselves. Board members serve on a volunteer basis and only one person per membership may serve on the Board at a time. The job is rewarding and we need people who are passionate about advancing Michigan farmers markets to join us in building the association.
Please contact the MIFMA office at (517) 432-3381 with any questions you may have regarding Board member nominations or this process.