2017 Ohio Farmers’ Market Conference

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Date(s) - 03/02/2017 - 03/03/2017
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Dublin Community Recreation Center

Join market managers, vendors and experts from around Ohio to share best practices, and network.
March 2nd and 3rd, 2017

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Conference Highlights:

Keynote speaker, Vance Corum

Vance Corum

Over the last 30+ years Vance Corum has worked on the development and renovation of hundreds of farmers’ markets across the U.S., and studied many markets in Europe, Asia and South America. His experience has made him a featured speaker at conferences across the continent, and in Cuba and India.

Reviewing a 7-vendor market in Astoria, OR, he recommended four changes: location, day of week, name and rules. Within months he created the Astoria Sunday Market, now a $2 million seasonal market. In 2010 he crafted the West Palm Beach GreenMarket relocation plan to the City’s new $30 million Waterfront Plaza, a huge success.

Small town or large city, Corum is inspired to build marketing opportunities for America’s small entrepreneurs. He eagerly tackles challenges that combine site assessment, vendor outreach, promotion program, special events, management plan and research – customer, vendor and feasibility studies.

His book, THE NEW FARMERS’ MARKET is based on his lifelong dedication to expanding farmer, rancher, food and other small business enterprises. Corum continues to link farms and cities with multiple projects, magazine articles and presentations to build a stronger local food movement.


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Division of Liquor Control and Ohio Wine Producers to talk about wine sales at market

wine sales at ohio farmers marketsWine sales at market? Yep! But what are the rules and regulations?

The Division of Liquor Control will present at this year’s conference on what you need to know and how to keep your market compliant.


Ohio Department of Ag to talk about cottage food updates and the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)

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What is the “Produce Safety Rule” and how does it affect my market? How does it affect my farm?

Whether you’re a market manager or a farmer, the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is coming and you should be prepared. The Ohio Department of Agriculture will present information regarding the “Produce Safety Rule” and other portions directly affecting farmers’ markets and their farmers.


Social media advertising with Steve Weaver

Steve Weaver, Candle LabYou all have social media accounts, but do you know how to use them? Do you know how to spend a few dollars and get a big impact?

Steve Weaver of The Candle Lab is going to teach you! Dark posts, targeted marketing, lifetime budgets…so many terms?! During this session, Steve will take a deep dive into social media marketing.




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Become a member of FMMN and save on your conference registration . Why become a member? Here are a few reasons to join in 2017!