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2022 Annual Conference Sponsors!

We are VERY grateful to the sponsors of our MFMA Annual Conference 2022. These businesses and organizations are wonderful assets to farmers' markets, farmers, and local food work. We are thankful for their contribution to our local foodshed and for their generous sponsorship of the Minnesota Farmers' Market Association Conference.

Find more below about these important businesses and organizations.  

Compeer Financial is a member-owned, farm credit cooperative serving and support agriculture and rural communities. They provide loans, leases, risk management and other financial services throughout Illinois, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Compeer Financial exists to champion the hopes and dreams of rural America. 

Minnesota Farmers Union (MFU) dates back to 1918 with the first local chapter in Jackson County. The purpose of the organization is a triangle of priorities: Legislation, Cooperation, and Education.  MFU includes Farmers Union Agency Insurance, Farmers Union Industries, the Minnesota Agriculture magazine, Minnesota Cooks, summer camps, and more. 

Minnesota Grown is a statewide partnership between the Minnesota Department of Agriculture and Minnesota producers of specialty crops and livestock. It was created over 30 years ago by specialty crop growers to differentiate their produce from that grown thousands of miles away. Membership includes access to free marketing items, a listing in their popular directory, support through the cost share program, and use of the Minnesota Grown logo. 

North Central Sare is one of four regional offices that run the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program, a nationwide grant and education program to advance sustainable innovation to American agriculture. NCR-SARE offers competitive grants and educational opportunities for producers, scientists, educators, institutions, organizations and others exploring sustainable agriculture in America's Midwest. 

As a company, Farmspread's goal is to provide solutions to help Farmers' Markets, their vendors and the communities they support thrive. They do this by providing a robust and comprehensive online platform purpose built to streamline all aspects of market and event operations, simplify vendor and attendee relationship management, deliver robust marketing and communication tools and drive increased attendance.

Manage My Market is an online market management app that provides a sustainable solution that eliminates paperwork, streamlines all management tasks, and offers unique features for helping markets grow. This web application has the potential to benefit organizations large and small. 

ProGraphics is dedicated to helping you select promotional items that work for your needs and are within your budget. They keep up with trends, and partner with dependable manufactures and printing sources, saving you time so you can stay focused on running your business. 

Renewing the Countryside strengthens rural areas by championing and supporting rural communities, farmers, artists, entrepreneurs, educators, activists and other people who are renewing the countryside through sustainable and innovative initiatives, businesses, and projects.

MarketWurks is an online platform created by market managers for market managers. Sign up vendors, invoice them, take payments, schedule market days, and more. 

MFMA provides services, programs, and leadership that support and promote farmers' markets

across Minnesota and our Tribal Nations.

We envision a community of vibrant, profitable, and professionally managed Minnesota farmers’ markets that:

Cultivates, nourishes, and inspires a vibrant local foods community;

provides accessibility to all to local farm fresh foods;

allows local food producers to thrive and grow.

Engagement & Inclusion Director: Sina War /// /// (612) 695-6587 

Local Foodshed Database Manager: Maeve Mallozzi-Kelly /// /// (574) 310-5553

Executive Director: Kathy Zeman /// /// (507) 664-9446 

Minnesota Farmers' Market Association /// 9800 155th Street East, Nerstrand MN 55053 /// 


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