Annual Meeting and Conferences

 Annual Meeting and Conference March 2 -3, 2018  Montrose, CO

See Links below for program Highlights :

Cottage Food Safety TrainingAnn Duncan, CSU Extension Tri River email: Ann.Duncan@colostate.edu  Click this link for up to date info from Colorado Farm to Food Table .

Farmacy Rx Program: Learn about the advantages of a Vegetable Farmacy Program and Farmers Market Presented by Abbie Brewer of Valley Food Partnership (VFP)LFRx-PresentationforColoradoFarmersMarket_3.3.2018

Market Bootcamp for Vendors and Market Managers:  Discover new ideas to AMP up your Market’s vendor displays and improve sales! Market Displays 3.3.18

Presentation_ Grow Your Market’s Social Media Presence Marketing and Social Media are essential in building your Farmers Market attendance and improving visibility and sales….learn some basic skills from InSync Media !

Colorado’s new regulations for small-scale Poultry Producers Check out the Egg rule-including demonstration on egg candling and grading

 

LINKS to PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS From 2017 Meeting in Longmont, CO :

The State of US Farmers Markets and Implications for Colorado and AMS Farmers Market Manager Training: Knowing Your Markets –
Carlos Coleman, USDA Ag  Marketing Service (AMS).  Please check back for these PPT links.  He encouraged everyone to register at the USDA – Local Food Directory

Understanding and Managing Liability in Farmers Markets – Kathie Riley, PC

Marketing Your Farmers Market on a Budget – Lois Harvie (Montrose Farmers Market)

ManageMyMarket – Stuart Milstead (Director of Marketing & Sales)

Food Safety and Cottage Food Training – Sheila Gains (CSU Extension, Arapahoe County, 303-730-1920,  SGains@arapahoegov.com) and Anne Zander (CSU Extension, Boulder County, 303-678-6238, azander@bouldercounty.org) plus Produce Safety Card  – download this info card for duplication and distribution to vendors, or contact Sheila above to request copies.

Farm Audits & Inspections – Brian Coppom (Boulder County Farmers Market) & Alison O’Connor (Larimer County Farmers Market) Farm Visit-Handout #1      Farm Visit – Handout # 2

Building Community Partnerships – Erika Moats (Boulder County FM)

Double Up Food Bucks (DUFB): New Market Training and Returning Market Training in Year 2  – Wendy Moschetti & Amy Nelms  (LiveWell CO).   Plus a-must-see:  4-minute video on Double Up Food Bucks Colorado and a good summary from 2016: DUFB Highlights from Year 1.