2019 Michigan Farmers Market Conference: Roadmap to Resiliency!
Thank you for your participation in the 2019 Michigan Farmers Market Conference! We hope you enjoyed the educational and networking opportunities offered this year. We always aim to make the conference experience valuable for all of our participants. To help us do so, we encourage you to fill out the 2019 Michigan Farmers Market Conference Evaluation by March 20, 2019:
Your feedback helps us to build successful educational programming and to make the Michigan Farmers Market Conference better each year. We greatly appreciate you taking a moment to help us shape next year’s conference and upcoming educational opportunities! Thank you again for your involvement in this year’s conference. We hope to see you return in 2020!
Registration is closed
Your registration fee is fully refundable up to 14 days prior to the event. No refunds will be given after that date.
Conference Keynote Speaker
Joe Borgstrom, Principle, Place + Main
Joe Borgstrom is an accomplished professional in the fields of Downtown Redevelopment, Community and Economic Development, Main Street and Placemaking. His 20+ year career includes executive management at the local non-profit and state government levels, project financial structuring and evaluation, fund development, foreign direct investment recruitment, program management, public speaking and consulting. He and his teams have used state and local incentives to leverage more than $2.2 billion in private investment into communities. He has worked as a senior director in state government, earning recognition as a leader in Main Street, Community Development Block Grants, and Brownfield redevelopment and has been the President & CEO of a 5-star Accredited Chamber of Commerce, the highest accreditation rating given by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Today, Joe is a Principle with the firm Place + Main Advisors where he works with communities and developers alike to create quality places.
Conference Happy Hour
Ellison Brewery + Spirits, East Lansing, MI
Tuesday, March 5, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Join MIFMA staff and board members at Ellison Brewery and Spirits in East Lansing for an informal happy hour. Market managers, farmers and vendors, community partners, speakers, and market supporters will be able to meet and network. Locally sourced foods and beverages will be available for purchase.