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Thursday - Friday
February 27th and 28th, 2020
Santa Fe Community College
Santa Fe, New Mexico
The Local Food Connects Conference in 2020 will bring together market managers, farmers, and local food advocates from across the state for two days of information sharing, resources, and inspiration.
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During the conference we'll be introducing our new statewide texting program, GoodFoodNM! We'll be using GoodFoodNM to keep attendees updated about conference updates, reminders, and conference news as it unfolds, so be sure to sign up today! You'll receive one or two conference-related texts a week, and they will end when the conference ends.
Thursday the 27th
9:30 AM - 11:30 PM: New Start Time! Agriculture Policy Forum - The NMFMA's NEW Agriculture Policy Pollinator (APP) program plays an important role in our grassroots advocacy efforts with the New Mexico Legislature. The APP program focuses legislators' attention on agriculture and community health issues that you care about. Join us as we discuss the APP, the role it will play in New Mexico agriculture, and how you can get involved. Everyone is welcome to register for this event. Lunch is included.
10:00 - 11:30 AM: Double Up Food Bucks for Beginners - Mandatory
12:30 - 5:30 PM: 2020 Local Food Connects Annual Conference; Welcome, State of the Plate, Highlights, Break-out Sessions, Board Elections, and more
3:00 - 4:30 PM: Double Up Food Bucks for Existing Participants - Mandatory
5:30 PM: Dinner and Social
Friday the 28th
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Keynote Speaker: Dr. Caiti Steele, Southwest Climate Hub coordinator/deputy director discussing climate change and agriculture in New Mexico
and facilitated group discussion by Dr. Steele, and Rosemary Romero
12:00 - 12:45 PM: WIC and Senior Vouchers with Martin MIller
2:30 - 3:15 PM: Breakout Sessions
3:15 - 3:45 PM: Wrap up and Adjourn
NMFMA membership benefits allow TWO FREE attendees to attend the NMFMA Annual Conference for farmers' markets, co-ops, and grocery stores
All other membership types benefits allow ONE FREE attendee
Outlets 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
Non-members interested in attending the conference pay $75
Included with your registration:
Comfort Inn - 4312 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87507 505-474-7330
The deadline to reserve a room at the special rate was February 13th. You can still reserve a room at this hotel and will be reimbursed at the group rate. You will have to give your credit card information to hold the reservation and pay for your room upon departure.
Includes hot breakfast
Hotel Financial Support:
Farmers' market and other outlet managers will receive full hotel reimbursement based on double occupancy conference rates. If you attend the Agriculture Policy Forum on Thursday morning AND the conference Thursday and Friday, the NMFMA will reimburse two nights of lodging. If you attend the conference starting at 12:30 Thursday - Friday, you will receive reimbursement for one night.
If you choose to stay at another hotel, we will reimburse the same rate as the Comfort Inn conference rate. If you choose to get a single room, you will be reimbursed for half based on double occupancy conference rates.
If you need a roommate to help keep your costs down, please let us know and we will do our best to find one for you.
A reimbursement check will be written at the conference when you present a copy of your paid receipt.
Keep checking back for updates!
For information about becoming a Conference Sponsor click here.
For general conference or registration information, contact Catherine Baca, firstname.lastname@example.org or 505-983-4010 x3.