We are excited to announce that MIFMA’s Board of Directors elections will take place on Tuesday, March 7, 2023, at our Annual Meeting to be held in East Lansing during the Michigan Farmers Market Conference. Please join us in finding great candidates to help lead MIFMA!
MIFMA’s bylaws specify an eleven-member board. Four positions are to be held by farmers market representatives from around the state, two positions are to be held by Michigan farmers who sell their own products at farmers markets, and five positions are to be held by professionals with a vested interest in our mission and vision. MIFMA’s new mission is to place equity at the forefront of supporting the viability of community-driven marketplaces so that they can connect all consumers to local farms and businesses.
We are working to prepare a slate of candidates for our members to vote on and we need your input. This year we are seeking (1) one farmers market representative to join the board. Please consider nominating yourself or encouraging a fellow MIFMA member to nominate themselves. Board members serve on a volunteer basis and only one person per membership may serve on the Board at a time. We need people who are passionate about advancing Michigan farmers markets to join us.
Please review the nomination packet, consider running for the MIFMA Board of Directors yourself, and/or encourage a fellow member to nominate themselves. Nomination forms are due January 31, 2023. Please contact the MIFMA office at (517) 432-3381 with any questions you may have regarding this process.
Nominations are now closed.