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New Mexico Farmers' Marketing Association - Event Information
2018 Annual Conference & Double Up Food Bucks Workshop
Join us for our Annual Conference: Local Food Connects, and Double Up Food Bucks Workshop at Santa Fe Community College! The half-day Double Up Food Bucks Workshop will be held Thursday afternoon, March 8th, and the conference will be held on Friday and Saturday.
3/8/2018 - 3/10/2018
Santa Fe Community College 6401 Richards Ave Santa Fe, NM 87508
Registration is now closed for our 20th Anniversary Annual Conference: Local Food Connects, and the Double Up Food Bucks Workshop!
The conference is FREE to members of the New Mexico Farmers' Marketing Association! Join the NMFMA here.
The conference includes individual tracks tailored to farmers' market managers, farmers, and tribal farmers; lunches on Friday and Saturday; a dinner reception on Friday evening; and networking opportunities!
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, March 8 - 10, 2018
Santa Fe Community College
Thursday, March 8th: Double Up Food Bucks Workshop (mandatory for all participating and prospective 2018 Double Up Food Bucks farmers' markets and farm stands)
Friday and Saturday, March 9th and 10th: Local Food Connects 20th Anniversary Conference
Double Up Food Bucks Workshop
Thursday, March 8th, 12 PM - 5 PM
This workshop is mandatory for all participating and prospective 2018 Double Up Food Bucks farmers' markets and farm stands. Contact Sarah Lucero with questions about the Double Up Food Bucks Workshop.
Registration: 12 PM - 1 PM
Breakout Sessions: Individual tracks for new and experienced DUFB managers
Your Voice: Share your experiences and learn from others for a successful 2018
Dinner is pay-on-your-own, join the group at a local restaurant by letting us know when you register
Annual Conference Friday, March 9th, 9 AM - 5 PM
Tour the Controlled-Environment Agriculture facility with Charlie Schultz and Olga Ascoli at Santa Fe Community College School of Trades, Technology, Sustainability, and Professional Studies, including their inspirational greenhouse management techniques, aquaponic and hydroponic production systems, and sustainable methods to support all crop production
Registration following the tour
Conference opening poem by Luci Tapahonso, 2013 inaugural poet laureate of the Navajo Nation
HOTEL: La Quinta Inn(4298 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87507). The special rate for conference attendees has expired. If you would still like to stay at La Quinta contact the hotel directly at 800-642-4239.
Individual paid members of the NMFMA attend the Annual Conference FREE
NMFMA membership benefits allow TWO FREE attendees from each memberfarmers' market and farm stand to attend the NMFMA Annual Conference and DUFB workshop for market and stand managers
Attendees affiliated with farmers' market and farm stand memberships in excess of the two free should register as an "Additional Attendee" for $25
Non-members interested in attending the Annual Conference pay $75
Included with your registration:
Lunches on Friday and Saturday
Dinner reception on Friday night at Santa Fe Community College
All Double UP Food Bucks market managers will receive hotel reimbursement at the conference for Thursday and Friday nights with your hotel receipt. Watch for further instructions in a future email.
The New Mexico Farmers’ Marketing Association is dedicated to strengthening the local food system by supporting direct market agriculture producers and cultivating strong networks for a healthier New Mexico.