Archive for December, 2011

Annual Meeting Set for January 28

December 21, 2011

The Annual Workshop and Meeting of the Missouri Farmers Market Association will be Saturday, January 28, at the Missouri Armory, De Soto.

Pre-meeting options – Friday, January 27—all begin or take place at Arlington Bed & Breakfast,  207 East Main Street, De Soto

1:00 p.m.—Chartered Bus Tour ($15 per person) Cyndi Lou’s Produce (High Tunnel Growing), Big River Alpacas, Single Creek Draft Horse Farm (horse-drawn equipment, activities & making of maple syrup)

5:00 p.m.  – Welcome Reception

7:30 p.m. – Informal Board Gathering (open to the membership)

Saturday, January 28th – at the Armory, 1555 Veterans Drive, De Soto

8:00 – 9:00 – Registration

9:00 –  Welcome by host market

9:15 – Dr. Jon Hagler, Director of the Missouri Dept of Agriculture

9:45   – How markets across the state are partnering with Extension to maximize resources

10:40 – Conflict prevention and resolution

11:30 – The Market Lady project – lessons learned

Noon – lunch

1:00 – Market of the Year/Champions of the Year

1:30 – EBT (Food stamps) – how it’s working at Missouri markets

2:30 – Open discussion of market successes & challenges in the 2011 season

3:20 – annual business meeting

4:00 – organizational board meeting (open to the membership)

Click for Registration form & lodging information