Market Manager Certificate Program

The Market Manager Certificate Program is a voluntary program 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.

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Program Details:
The full program includes 3 in-person sessions and 7 webinars for a total of 32 educational hours. During the in-person sessions, speakers will present live from the main location, and their presentation will be live streamed to any satellite locations. For a complete list of the program’s learning objectives, view the 2018 program brochure.

Program Dates & Times:
The program runs annually from January through February beginning with 2 consecutive days of in-person sessions. The 7 webinars are spread across the next month, and are streamed live on weekday evenings. Final program presentations conclude the certification process with one last in-person session.

2018 Program Cost:

  • $300 full program registration fee for MIFMA members
  • $20 webinar registration fee for MIFMA members and members of the Taste the Local Difference and the Farmers Market Coalition
  • $50 webinar registration fee for non-members
  • Sponsorships may be available to full program participants


Certification Requirements: Certificates will be awarded to individuals who complete the full program including:

  • Attending all in-person training sessions
  • Completing all webinars
  • Completing all course assignments
  • Delivering a peer-to-peer presentation during the closing session and providing feedback to others

Are you already a Certified Market Manager? Learn about Continuing Education opportunities.

Registration for the 2019 full program will open soon. To express interest in participating in the 2019 MMCP cohort, fill out our interest form below.

2019 Market Manager Certificate Program interest

Please complete this form to indicate your interest in participating in the 2019 Market Manager Certificate Program.