Michigan Farmers Market Conference

Join us in East Lansing on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 3rd and 4th for the 2020 Michigan Farmers Market Conference: Envisioning the Next Generation of Thriving Farmers Markets!

Register here!

This annual conference focuses on bringing together the numerous individuals necessary to create and support a thriving marketplace for local food and farm products in Michigan including market managers, farmers, vendors, volunteers, non-profit and municipal employees, as well as an array of persons involved in local food systems work. Engaging educational sessions, roundtable discussions, as well as excellent networking and exhibitor opportunities will offer up-to-date information on timely topics related to farmers market cultivation and management.

Click here to view the 2020 Conference Agenda! Please note that sessions are subject to change.

To learn more about our Keynote panel and panelists, click here!

MIFMA members receive a 50% discount on conference registration as part of their membership benefits and pay $150 for the full conference or $100 for one day only. Non-members will pay $300 for the full conference or $200 for one day only. Learn more about membership and join MIFMA here!

The conference will take place at Michigan State University’s Natural Resources Building located at 480 Wilson Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824.

If you have any questions, please call Professional Development Manager Josh Prusik at the MIFMA office: 517-432-3381

Lodging:

The Michigan Farmers Market Conference has negotiated a special rate of $106.00 per room plus applicable taxes for conference attendees and affiliated groups at The Courtyard by Marriott Lansing

To book a room, click here!

For any questions regarding individual reservations please call the hotel directly at (517) 482-0500 and ask to speak to the sales office. Reservations must be made no later than February 21, 2020 to take advantage of the special conference rate.

Attendees staying at The Courtyard by Marriott Lansing may also take advantage of the complimentary hotel shuttle to and from the conference and happy hour.

Michigan Farmers Market Conference Sponsors & Exhibitors

This annual, two-day conference will reach farmers market managers and stakeholders with information about the emerging trends in the Michigan farmers market community. Cornerstones of the conference include ample networking opportunities, a keynote speaker, roundtable discussions, and great local food.

Learn more about 2020 Michigan Farmers Market Conference sponsorship & exhibitor opportunities

Click here to complete the 2020 Michigan Farmers Market Conference sponsorship form online

We welcome sponsorships from organizations that support our mission to advance farmers markets to create a thriving marketplace for local food and farm products. All sponsorship forms will be reviewed and approved by MIFMA. Please note that sponsorships are non-refundable.