Registration is still open for the 2017 Market Manager Certificate Program (
MMCP), hosted by Michigan Farmers Markets Association (MIFMA) for
its seventh year. This voluntary program takes place starting *February 10
-  March 7* and is designed to encourage farmers market managers to pursue
leadership skills and professional development in topics essential to
market management. *Register for the full program or learn more

*What's Included and Where is it Being Held?*

The full program includes three in-person sessions and seven webinars,
totaling more than 35 hours of instruction. Michigan will host two sites in
Novi and Gaylord, with locations also in Mt. Vernon, Illinois and
Indianapolis, Indiana. The in-person sessions will be held on Friday
and Saturday,
February 10-11, 2017, with webinars taking place throughout the month of
February and into early March. The program will conclude in Michigan with
final presentations at the Michigan Farmers Market Conference
<> on Tuesday, March 7.

*What's the Benefit?*

By participating in the program, attendees have the opportunity to network
with other managers around the state while focusing on topics such as
business planning, managing market growth, market governance, policy and
enforcement, communication strategies, financial management and
fundraising, and much more. Individuals who complete the full program
receive a certificate acknowledging that they are a professionally trained
farmers market managers. Since the program began in 2011, the first of its
kind in the nation, 185 market managers from across the Midwest have earned
this certification.

*What's the Cost?*

Registration for the full program is $300 for members of MIFMA and the
Hoosier and Illinois Farmers Market Associations or $600 for non-members.
The cost for individual webinar registration is $20 for members of MIFMA,
the Hoosier and Illinois Farmers Market Associations and Farmers Market
Coalition members or $50 for non-members. Individuals looking to
participate in the program can register online at byJanuary
17, 2017.

To see the full Market Manager Certificate Program brochure or to get more
information, visit or call 517-432-3381

*Samantha Collins*
Communications and Events Manager
Michigan Farmers Market Association
480 Wilson Road, Room 172
East Lansing, MI 48824

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