Registration now open for the only Market Manager Certificate Program in Illinois

The Illinois Farmers Market Association and University of Illinois extension are once again sponsoring the Market Manager Certificate program in Illinois- this year in Mt. Vernon!  This is a great program for all current and aspiring market managers, chock full of ideas, policies, and grant information to help grow your market and build your community!

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In Person Sessions

Friday, February 10, 2017
Jefferson County Extension Office
8:00 am – 4:00 pm CST
4618 Broadway, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864
• Role and responsibility of a Market Manager
• Development of a written mission for your market
• Market governance structures, stakeholders who should be represented and building support

Saturday, February 11, 2017
Jefferson County Extension Office
4618 Broadway, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864
8:00 am – 3:00 pm CST
• Necessary components to include in market policy
• Enforceable policies to support market mission
• Conflict resolution and communication styles to facilitate difficult conversations

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Jefferson County Extension Office
4618 Broadway, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864
8:00 am – 2:00 pm CST
• Personal profile highlighting you and your qualifications as a market manager
• Market profiles for marketing and planning
• Course overview and how you will utilize the information for your market
• Practice presenting to an audience

Webinar Schedule

Monday, February 13, 2017
5:00 – 7:00 pm CST
Avoiding Market Downfalls and Planning for Success

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
5:00 – 7:00 pm CST
Earning Financial Support for your Market

Friday, February 17, 2017
5:00 – 7:00 pm CST
Collecting and Sharing Farmers Market Data

Monday, February 20, 2017
5:00 – 7:00 pm CST
Grant Writing & Financial Management

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
12:00 – 2:00 pm CST
State-Specific (Illinois) Licensing, Regulations and Food Assistance Programs

Monday, February 27, 2017
5:00 – 7:00 pm CST
Developing and Using an Annual Marketing Plan

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
5:00 – 7:00 pm CST
Planning for Events, Entertainment and Emergency Situations

Find the full course registration details and fees at: http://mifma.org/mmcp/