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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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 Kalamazoo location, and their presentation will be live streamed to the satellite location. For a complete list of the program’s learning objectives, view the program brochure.
Registration for the full program is now closed.
Program Dates & Times:
- In-person Dates:
Friday & Saturday, January 19 & 20 and Saturday, February 17, 2018
- Webinar Dates:
January 22, 24, 29 & 31 and February 5, 7 & 12, 2018
Webinar Schedule and Topic
Webinar registration is now closed
Locations & Lodging:
- Kalamazoo Valley Community College (Primary location), 6767 West O Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI
- Suggested Lodging: TownePlace Suites by Marriott, 5683 South 9th St, Kalamazoo MI. MIFMA has reserved a block of rooms here, so be sure to ask for the MIFMA training group rate.
Northwest Michigan (Satellite campus): Grow Benzie, 5885 Frankfort Hwy, BenzoniaRegistration for this location did not meet the minimum cohort size so this program location has been canceled.
- $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
Earn a Scholarship or Sponsorship for Your MMCP Registration
Want to learn how to earn a scholarship or sponsorship from an organization or business in your local community that could help support your MMCP registration fees, travel costs, and MIFMA membership? Email Emily Beutel at firstname.lastname@example.org to retrieve a link to the informational webinar held on November 6, 2017.
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.