Market Manager Certificate Program: In-Person Session

Date(s) - 02/10/2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm


This first In-Person Session kicks off the 2017 Market Manager Certificate Program with locations in Novi and Gaylord, MI and Indianapolis, IN. This voluntary program is designed to encourage farmers market managers to pursue leadership skills and professional development in topics essential to market management. Market managers will be recognized with a certificate upon completion of the full program. This certificate offers acknowledgment to market organizers and vendors that the market manager is a trained professional.

Topics for this In-Person Session include:

  • Overview of the Market Manager Certificate Program and the Role of a Market Manager
  • Developing a Clear Mission Statement for Your Market
  • Market Governance and Stakeholders
  • Developing a Team to Support Your Market
  • Coursework Expectations and Evaluations

Download the 2017 Market Manager Certificate Program brochure to see sessions and descriptions and to read more about the program and learning objectives.

Registration for the full program is now closed, which includes three in-person sessions on February 10, 11 with a final session on March 7 for Michigan participants and seven webinars from February 13 through March 1. Market managers not interested in attending the full program and becoming certified can register for individual webinars at

Registration is open to members of the Michigan Farmers Market Association (MIFMA), the Hoosier Farmers Market Association, and the Illinois Farmers Market Association.