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2024 Mid-Atlantic Farmers Market Conference

November 13-15, 2024

Brought to you by Virginia State University Cooperative Extension

Virginia Farmers Market Association



Join us for your

Passport to Success:
Leveling Up

at the

Mid-Atlantic Farmers Market Conference


Virginia State University and the Virginia Farmers Market Association are excited to partner to announce the 2024 Mid Atlantic Farmers Market Conference!

This 3-day event held in the Richmond, Virginia area will bring together farmers, market managers, agriculture policymakers, and community partners to share their passion for farms, food access, small business, healthy communities and farmers markets.

There will be targeted workshops and training opportunities, dynamic speakers, and fun-filled social networking events.

This year’s theme focuses on providing attendees with real tools they can walk away with and immediately implement in their markets or businesses.

The conference will have three tracks -- New Market Managers, Experienced Market Managers, and Vendors -- and will cover topics such as:

  • Market manager compensation
  • Vendor visits best practices
  • Music rights for farmers markets
  • New vendor first steps
  • Planning holiday markets
  • Creating attractive booths
  • Small business accounting basics
  • Food safety
  • SNAP and SNAP incentives
  • Excel basics
  • Marketing
  • Liability for farmers markets
  • Recruitment and retention of vendors

Farmers market managers and vendors -- both new and experienced -- are invited to hone their skills, network, and walk away with usable tools and resources.

The conference also includes an optional pre-conference day (November 13th) where participants can choose to get certified in CPR and/or ServSafe.

This conference will be a dynamic, interactive event that will give attendees the passport they need to level up.


November 13-15, 2024

(November 13 - Pre-conference events; November 14-15 - Conference)

Location 
Doubletree by Hilton
Richmond-Midlothian
1021 Koger Center Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23235
(see lodging info below)

Cost
Early Bird (register before August 15th):
  • VAFMA Member - $265
  • Non-member - $325

Regular Price (after August 15th):

  • VAFMA Member - $285
  • Non-member - $345

There will be a separate sign-up for pre-conference day events (Servsafe Certification, First-Aid CPR, and boxed lunch options available at additional cost). Limited space. 

Lodging
You may use this link to book your stay at the conference venue, the Doubletree by Hilton:  https://www.hilton.com/en/attend-my-event/ricksdt-92e-55bef0be-ec48-4583-9d2e-500657ef630a/
If you decide to make your reservations directly through Hilton.com or through the Hilton Honors app, please use the three letter group code: 92E

2024 Mid-Atlantic Farmers Market Conference

Early Bird Registration - VAFMA Members


For VAFMA members only. To learn more about becoming a VAFMA member, go to www.vafma.org/member-benefits/


Registration cost includes attendance and food only. Parking, lodging, CPR and ServSafe certification not included.

$265.00
Ending 08-15-2024 @ 11 pm EST

Early Bird Registration - Non-Member


Register before August 15th to get this discount.


Registration cost includes attendance and food only. Parking, lodging, CPR and ServSafe certification not included.

$325.00
Ending 08-15-2024 @ 11 pm EST

Regular Registration - VAFMA Member


For VAFMA members only. To learn more about becoming a VAFMA member, go to www.vafma.org/member-benefits/


Registration cost includes attendance and food only. Parking, lodging, CPR and ServSafe certification not included.

$285.00
Ending 11-15-2024 @ 11 pm EST

Regular Registration - Non-Member


Registration cost includes attendance and food only. Parking, lodging, CPR and ServSafe certification not included.

$345.00
Ending 11-15-2024 @ 11 pm EST

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