Illinois Certified Farmers Market Manager Course 2021/2022
The Illinois Farmers Market is pleased to offer a Certified Farmers Market Manager program for Illinois farmers market managers. Managing a farmers market is challenging and requires a wide range of knowledge and skills. This interactive program learning experience will address real-world market issues and train market managers in best practices for successful farmers markets.
The ILFMA Certified Farmers Market Manager Program is sponsored by the Illinois Farm Bureau.
All virtual; interactive utilizing Zoom and Google Classroom
Recommended Prerequisite: Completing ILFMA Farmers Market Manager Bootcamp or market manager with at least two years of experience.
• Monday evenings: 6-8:30 pm for 9 weeks
• Optional weekly technical assistance sessions for individual concerns or topics of interest
ILFMA Member: $250
2 sessions available:
|November 8, 15, 22||February 8, 15, 22|
|December 6, 13||March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29|
|January 4, 11, 18, 25||April 5|
Farmers Market Master Series
This course is geared for farmers market managers that have completed the IL-CFMM program or experienced market managers looking to explore new and emerging aspects of running and sustaining a farmers market. It provides ongoing continuing education for all farmers market managers.
Potential topics include community engagement, Link shopper outreach, fundraising, sponsorship, finances, establishing regional cooperatives, vendor outreach, conflict de-escalation, technology, online stores, etc.
The ILFMA Farmers Market Master Program is sponsored by the Illinois Farm Bureau.
Lunchtime Webinars Series:
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm – Four weeks, with a new or expanded topic each week. (registration and topics coming soon)
November 3, 10, 17, and December 3
April 14, 21, 28, and May 5
Managers and vendors can enroll for individual topics or receive a series discount.
ILFMA: $20 per topic or $60 per series. ($15 each)
Already Certified Farmers Market managers complete 12 hours of CEUs (no time limit)and become a Certified Farmers Market Master*
*Prior or concurrent completion of the Certified Farmers Market Manager course required.
Non-member: $40 per topic or $100 per series. ($32 each)