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Event Registration - New Mexico Farmers' Marketing Association

LOCAL FOOD CONNECTS: 2024 ANNUAL CONFERENCE
3/6/2024 - 3/8/2024


Location: Santa Fe Community College , 6401 Richards Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87508



Registration for this event is now closed.  Thank You!

Event Description

   
 



New Mexico Farmers' Marketing Association
26th Annual Local Food Connects Conference
Wednesday - Friday
March 6-8, 2024


Santa Fe Community College
Santa Fe, New Mexico


The Local Food Connects Conference in 2024 will bring together market managers, farmers, and local food advocates from across the state for three days of information sharing, resources, and inspiration. (NOTE: Wednesday, March 6 is only for new market managers AND Double Up Food Bucks & FreshRx outlets.) Download the Conference Agenda Overview here!

Registration for this event is now closed.  Thank You!

CONFERENCE AGENDA HIGHLIGHTS

​March 6: Wednesday
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM: Registration 
  • 12:30 PM: New Market Manager Bootcamp - Mandatory for New Market Managers 
  • 2:00 PM: Double Up Food Bucks & FreshRx workshops - Mandatory for Double Up Food Bucks & FreshRx outlets 
March 7: Thursday
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM: Registration    
9:00 AM: Conference Opens 
  • Keynote: "Building Climate Resilience Through Food Transition," Dr. Marygold Walsh-Dilley, UNM
  • World Café, Facilitated by Dr. Marygold Walsh-Dilley                
  • Market Manager Track
  • Farmer/Hub Track
  • Board Elections    
  • Reception
  • Dinner on your own 
March 8: Friday
​8:00 AM - 8:30 AM: Registration             
9:00 AM: Conference Opens
  • State of the Plate, Executive Director Denise Miller          
  •  Data Insights: NMSU Research     
  • Annual WIC Training
  • Marketing Your Markets 
  • Market Manager Track
2:30 PM - 2:45 PM: Wrap-up and goodbye        
 

 
Check back often for updates! 
When you register, please CHECK EVERYTHING that you plan to attend and answer the "Yes" or "No" questions. This registration link (and the Annual Conference web page) will be updated as the dates get closer. 

Registration Information
  • Attendance for the conference is FREE for current NMFMA Members and non-members pay $75
  • The deadline to register is Feb. 28! Registration for this event is now closed.  Thank You!
  • Farmers' Markets and Grocery Store memberships renew in April each year. Your conference registration will be Included for your member type. Learn more about membership here
  • TIP: If you are not a current member, join the NMFMA before Feb. 28, 2024, then register as a member and attend the conference for free.
  • WIC will have a table in the lobby
  • Refer to the Conference & Hotel Cost chart to determine your edibility for hotel stay reimbursement, registration cost, included meals, and additional attendees. 
  • Farmers’ Markets that want to send more than two people, or other members who want to send more than one, can register as an "Additional Attendee" for $25 each. 
  • When you register, please CHECK EVERYTHING that you plan to attend and answer the "yes" or "no" questions.
  • If you are not sure of your membership status, contact Membership Coordinator Catherine Baca. Catherine will be available in the lobby for questions, membership renewal, and insurance during the conference. 
  • If you can't attend the conference, please inform Catherine to cancel your registration
Included with your registration:
  • Snacks and beverages all days 
  • Lunch on Thursday (March 7) and Friday (March 8)
  • Evening reception on Thursday (March 7) at Santa Fe Community College
Group Hotel: 
  • The deadline for the special rate was Feb. 21, 2024. 
  • Hyatt Place, Santa Fe (*Different hotel than last year, same area)
  • 4320 Cerrillos Road Santa Fe, New Mexico 87507  
  • If you choose to stay at another hotel, we will reimburse the same rate as the Hyatt Place conference rate of $109.00 + tax per night.
Hotel Financial Support:
  • Refer to the Conference & Hotel Cost chart to determine your eligibility for hotel stay reimbursement, registration cost, included meals, and additional attendees. 
  • If attending the Double Up Food Bucks and FreshRx training and Local Food Connects sessions for all THREE DAYS (March 6-8, Wednesday to Friday), NMFMA members will receive hotel reimbursement for up to two nights.
  • If only attending ONE DAY of the Local Food Connects session (March 7 or March 8, Thursday or Friday), NMFMA members will receive hotel reimbursement for one night.
  • A reimbursement check will be written at the conference when you present a copy of your paid receipt.
For general conference or registration information, contact Membership Coordinator Catherine Baca, catbaca@farmersmarketsnm.org or 505-983-4010 x3.