We are excited to announce that elections for MIFMA’s Board of Directors will take place on Tuesday, February 27, 2024, 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 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. At the upcoming Annual Meeting, we will entertain a motion to modify our bylaws and open the farmer positions up to either farmers or vendors that sell products they make through community-driven marketplaces in Michigan.
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) farmer or vendor and (3) professionals to join the board. Please consider nominating yourself or encouraging another qualified candidate to nominate themselves. Membership is encouraged if applicable for members of the Board of Directors who are farmers and business professionals. 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 supporting community-driven marketplaces to join us.
Please review the nomination packet, consider running for the MIFMA Board of Directors yourself, and/or encourage another qualified candidate to nominate themselves. Nomination forms are due January 14, 2024. Please contact MIFMA at (517) 432-3381 with any questions you may have regarding this process.