Upcoming events

    • 12/06/2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Zoom
    • 75

    Social Media for Farmers Markets; Course 3; The Power of Video and Reels

    Jennifer Newell, Digital Marketing Specialist

    December 3, 2021; 12 pm-1:30 pm

    This is a perfect opportunity if you are already familiar with Facebook and Instagram, but are looking to expand your knowledge, take advantage of new tools offered through these platforms, and find more efficient and effective ways to reach your targeted audience.

          Course 3: The Power of Video and Reels

    Learn how to use your smartphone to create video content for your social media channels, including Instagram reels. Bring your smartphone and be ready to participate in this engaging webinar perfect for farmers, vendors, and farmers market managers.

    This part 3 of a three-part virtual series is highly beneficial for farmers market managers and farmers market vendors as Jennifer Newell, digital marketing specialist, the series takes you through opportunities to scale up your Instagram and Facebook and showcase new features that use the power of video.

    Register for each course separately.

    Webinar will be recorded and shared with only those registered for the course. 

    • 01/04/2022
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Zoom

    NEW DATE and TIME!

    Home to Market Act-Changes in the Cottage Food Laws

    January 4, 2022; 6-7 pm

    Zoom call

    Mary Liz Wright, University of Illinois Nutrition and Wellness Educator

    Join us for the Farmers Market Master series webinar on the changes in the Illinois Cottage Food Law.  With the signing of the Home to Market Act, cottage food laws are expanding as of January 2022.  Mary Liz will highlight the changes in the law as well as an overview of Illinois cottage food laws. 

    • 01/10/2022
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Zoom-All Virtual
    • 21

    ILFMA Certified Farmers Market Manager Course 

    Winter/Spring registration 

    The Illinois Farmers Market is pleased to offer a Certified Farmers Market Manager program for Illinois farmers market managers. Managing a farmers market is challenging and requires a wide range of knowledge and skills. This interactive program learning experience will address real-world market issues and train market managers in best practices for successful farmers markets.

    The ILFMA Certified Farmers Market Manager Program is sponsored by the Illinois Farm Bureau.

    All virtual; interactive utilizing Zoom and Google Classroom
    Recommended Prerequisite: Completing ILFMA Farmers Market Manager Bootcamp or market manager with at least two years of experience.
    • Monday evenings: 6-8:30 pm for 9 weeks
    • Optional weekly technical assistance sessions for individual concerns or topics of interest


    ILFMA Member: $250
    Non-member: $350

    Winter/Spring 2022 session available:

    Register Now for Winter/Spring 
    January 10, 17, 24, 31
    February 7, 14, 21, 28
    March 7

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