Michigan Farmers Market Conference

The 2018 Michigan Farmers Market Conference will be held on Tuesday, March 6 and Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at the Plant and Soil Sciences Building on the campus of Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI.

Free parking can be found at the Wharton Center on MSU’s campus. Looking for a place to stay? Check out this list of hotels just off of Route 127.

Registration is open until February 22. Register now

Conference Education Tracks

The two-day conference will feature two tracks and educational sessions led by experts in farmers market management and related fields:

  • Beginning Market Managers
  • Advanced Market Managers

Each track builds on the information that attendees found helpful at the prior year’s conference while providing up-to-date information on timely topics related to farmers market management and/or marketing.

Conference Schedule Draft
(please note this is a draft and may be subject to change)

The cost to attend is $150 for the Conference for MIFMA members (or $100 for one day only) or $300 for non-members (or $200 for one day only).

Conference Social

The Michigan Farmers Market Conference Social will be held on Tuesday, March 6 from 6-8 p.m. in the Plant and Soil Science Building on the campus of Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI. This event offers attendees the opportunity to meet market managers, food system stakeholders, partners, and farmers market enthusiasts in a casual atmosphere. Small plates and beverages are included in the registration cost of $25. Silent auction baskets filled with Michigan-based products will be available for bidding.

Register for the social*

*Please note that those who plan to attend conference sessions must complete a Conference registration, and will have the option of adding the Social to their registration package at that time.

Conference Sponsorship

MIFMA is seeking partners to sponsor the Michigan Farmers Market Conference on a variety of levels. Choose an option that works for your organization.

Learn about conference sponsorship