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.

Sponsors interested in supporting MIFMA’s Educational Opportunities click here.

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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 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: 

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, Benzonia  Registration for this location did not meet the minimum cohort size so this program location has been canceled.

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

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 emily@mifma.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.