Minnesota Farmers' Market Association 


The MFMA Virtual Conference was live December 1-5, 2020. Although the live portion is over, we invite you to watch on demand. Videos are recorded for the entire day. Check the video start times for each of the sessions listed below to fast forwarded straight to your session of interest. For more information, please email kguenther@mfma.org. 

Tuesday, December 1  Video-  https://youtu.be/ZWg3fzz092E   

  • New Roots Farm Incubator:  Join the leaders of the NRFI, a cooperative enterprise supporting new American farmers as they become leaders in the Fargo-Moorhead local food community. 
    • Note: This session begins at the start of video
    • MFMA Programs: Insurance rate increase for 2021 / Public policy issues for 2021 Legislative session  
      • Note: This session begins at 2:00:17 in the video. 
    • MFMA Programs: VISTA! / Data Collection with James Harren and Kathy Zeman 
      • Note: This session begins at 2:41:10 in the video. 
    • Getting involved in the legislative process with Meagan Forbes 
      • Note: This session begins at 3:25:00 in the video. 

    Wednesday, December 2  Video: https://youtu.be/pqyru97kcZo

    • Developing a Vendor Training Program in MN with Kirsten Bansen Weigle
      • Note: This session begins at 2:03:07  in the video. 
    • Farm Direct Minnesota - A Facebook Page to Connect Farmers and People with Sazzy Calhoun
      • Note: This session begins at 2:45:52  in the video. 
    • COVID-19 Market Check-in - Seriously How Are You Doing? with Kathy Zeman
      • Note: This session begins at 3:47:59  in the video.
    • Wednesday Night Social Hour with Minnesota Cooks Program Manager Claudine Arndt (seperate video link from sessions above)

    Thursday, December 3 Video:  https://youtu.be/UE4sdXGYIRo

    • Keeping New Online Customers Beyond COVID-19 Panel Q&A with Katie Myhre, Colby Abasz, Ruth Arhelger, Kara Fletcher, Bonnie Hanna Powers, and Sarah Larsen
      • Note: This session begins at the start of video
    • Financial Snapshot of Farmers' Market Food Hubs with Ryan Pesch
      • Note: This session begins at 2:05:10 in the video
    • MDA Toolkit with Emily Mehr, Gabbi Sparby, and Karen Lanthier
      • Note: This session begins at 2:49:12 in the video
    • Sales Tax at Farmers' Markets with Kathy Zeman
      • Note: This session begins at 3:39:28 in the video

    Friday, December 4 Video:  https://youtu.be/ks3qZz7kPMQ

    • MDA FSMA Produce Safety Rule Updates with Alexandra Cortes and Lebo Moore
      • Note: This session begins at the start of video
      • Blazing Trails Through the Jungle of Food Licensing with Jane Jewett
        • Note: This session begins at 53:49, breaks for lunch with Thom Petersen at 2:32:12 and resumes at 3:04:06
      • Lunch with Commissioner of Agriculture Thom Petersen
        • Note: This session begins at 2:32:12
        • Friday Night Happy Hour with Lakes and Legends Brewery Co-founder Derrick Taylor and host Erick Heimark (seperate video link from sessions above)

        Saturday, December 5  Video: https://youtu.be/AeXCTOJ1XcY

        • UME's Tier 2 Cottage Foods Training.  Separate $50 registration required. To register for an upcoming Cottage Foods Training, click HERE.
        • Minnesota Cottage Foods Producers Assocation
          • Note: This session begins at the start of video
        • Rejuvenating your Facebook Presence with Kim Guenther. PowerPoint Presentation. 
          • Note: This session begins at 26:40

        Many thanks to the MFMA Conference Sponsors:

        Compeer Financial and Minnesota Farmers Union. 



        Conference Highlights:    Complete schedule for MFMA Conference

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        Minnesota Farmers' Market Association /// 9800 155th Street East, Nerstrand MN 55053 /// info@mfma.org 

        Communications Director: Kim Guenther /// kguenther@mfma.org /// (573) 470-4445 

        Director of Member Services: Jesse Davis /// jdavis@mfma.org /// (218) 259-9675 

        Executive Director: Kathy Zeman /// kzeman@mfma.org /// (507) 664-9446 

               

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