Farmers Markets as Engines of Economic Activity: Power in Numbers

Date(s) - 09/11/2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Register now to join us for this upcoming free webinar!

As we approach the end of peak season in Michigan, this webinar will celebrate the many ways farmers markets contribute to community economic development across the state. Findings from recent research projects will quantify effects from consumer, producer and community perspectives. Additionally, speakers will discuss the importance of and challenges in capturing economic outcomes of farmers market activities, and share practical tips and tools for improving the efficiency and efficacy of farmers market data collection. You’ll hear how we’re working to change the culture around data in Michigan and suggestions for those based in other states.

Featured speakers:

Rich Pirog, Director, Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems

Jeff O’Hara, Agricultural Marketing Specialist, U.S. Department of Agriculture –  Agricultural Marketing Service

Dru Montri, Executive Director, Michigan Farmers Market Association

Michelle Gagliardi, Special Projects Associate, Michigan Farmers Market Association

John Mann, Assistant Professor of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics, Michigan State University

Kathryn Colasanti, Specialist, Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems

Moderator: Laura Goddeeris, Specialist, Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems

Participants must register here in advance for this free webinar. After registering, you will receive an automated confirmation by email containing details about how to join the webinar on September 11. It will contain a unique-for-you-only URL for your use.The webinar will be recorded and all registrants will receive instructions for accessing the recording when available.

For technical assistance during the webinar, please contact the MSU Distance Learning HelpDesk at (800) 500-1554.

 This webinar is a joint effort of the Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems, USDA Agricultural Marketing Service, Michigan Farmers Market Association, and Fair Food Network to promote food systems economic literacy in Michigan and across the country.