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*Michigan Farmers Market Association (MIFMA) to Host 2018 Market Manager
Certificate Program*
Registration is open for the 2018 Market Manager Certificate Program
<> (MMCP), hosted by Michigan Farmers Market
Association <> (MIFMA). This voluntary program takes
place in January and February and is designed to encourage farmers market
managers to pursue leadership skills and professional development in topics
essential to market management.

*Date & Location:*
The full program includes three in-person sessions and seven webinars,
totaling more than 32 hours of education. Michigan will host two sites, a
primary location in *Kalamazoo* and a satellite location in *Benzonia*. The
three in-person sessions will be held on *Friday, January 19 and Saturday,
January 20* and will conclude with peer-to-peer presentations on *Saturday,
February 17*. Webinars will take place each Monday and Wednesday between
January 22 and February 12.

*About the MMCP:*
By participating in the program, attendees have the opportunity to network
with other managers while focusing on topics such as business planning,
managing market growth, market governance, policy and enforcement,
communication strategies, financial management, fundraising and more.
Individuals who complete the full program are awarded a certificate
acknowledging that they are professionally trained farmers market managers.
The MMCP is the first program of its kind in the nation, and since it began
in 2011, the program has certified 239 market managers from across the

The cost of registration for the full program is $300 for MIFMA members.
You can become a MIFMA member or renew your membership by visiting

Individuals not looking to be certified but who would like to participate
in one or more of the webinars can do so by registering for each webinar
separately. The cost per webinar is $20 for MIFMA members and $50 for

Those looking to participate in either the full program or individual
webinars can register online at

With questions about the program, please contact Emily Beutel at
[log in to unmask] 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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