NC Ag Workshop for Farmers Market Managers is Mar. 8

Farmers Markets give local producers a place to sell what they grow. Photo: Kay Whatley
Farmers Markets give local producers a place to sell what they grow. Photo: Kay Whatley

The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (NCDA&CS) will host a workshop for farmers market managers. Titled “A Successful Season 2018 – Growing Your Farmers Market,” the event is an excellent way for market managers and vendors to come together from across the state, exchange ideas and share knowledge that can be used on the local level.

The workshop will be held March 8, 2018, 9:30am-3pm, at the Rocky Mount Farmers Market, 1006 Peachtree Street, Rocky Mount NC. Sessions will focus on recruiting and retaining shoppers; developing a board of directors; food safety; and funding opportunities. There also will be lunch and networking opportunities.

Cost of the event is $20 per person. Deadline for registration is February 26, 2018. A full agenda and registration form are available at www.ncagr.gov/markets/agribiz.

The workshop is made possible through a grant from the NC Tobacco Trust Fund Commission.

Said Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler:

“Farmers markets are an important part of the state’s $84 billion agriculture economy. Farmers markets provide direct contact between consumers and the people who grow their food, allowing consumers to better know where their food comes from.”

For additional details, contact NCDA&CS Marketing Specialist Kevin Hardison via email or call 919.707.3123.

 

Source: Kevin Hardison, NCDA&CS

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