Events

Conferences

Registration Open for the 2023 ILFMA Annual Conference!

From Food to Flowers, Everything Local: The Illinois Food, Farmers Market & Specialty Crop Conference
January 11-13, 2023
Springfield Crowne Plaza & Virtual Platform

Don’t miss your chance to be part of the first From Food to Flowers: Everything Local Conference! Informative speakers, great presentations, awards banquet and more. On site attendees can meet and mingle in person, and presentations will have hybrid options too for those who are remote. Click HERE for more information and the conference schedule, and use the button below to register. We’ll see you there!

Hosted in partnership with Illinois Specialty Growers Association and the Illinois Farm Bureau.

Interested in being a conference sponsor or exhibitor? Click HERE

Webinars

Certification Course

Illinois Certified Farmers Market Manager Course
January – March 2023

Managing a farmers market is challenging and requires a wide range of knowledge and skills. ILFMA is pleased to offer a Certified Farmers Market Manager program for Illinois farmers market managers! Learn how to address real-world market issues and receive invaluable training in best practices for successful farmers markets.

This 9 week interactive program starts January 23 and meets weekly from 6:30-8PM via Zoom.  Optional weekly technical assistance sessions for individual concerns or topics of interest.

The ILFMA Certified Farmers Market Manager Program is sponsored by the Illinois Farm Bureau. 

All virtual; interactive utilizing Zoom and Google Classroom
Recommended but not required: Completing ILFMA Farmers Market Manager Bootcamp or market manager with at least one year of experience.

FEE:

ILFMA Member: $250
Non-member: $350

Training

Check back for for upcoming trainings!

                 Fun

Let’s Raise the Bar!
ILFMA Fundraiser at Buzz Bomb Brewing Co.

6PM – 8:30PM
January 11, 2023

Buzz Bomb Brewing Company
406 E. Adams St.
Springfield, IL 62701

Join us at Buzz Bomb Brewing Co. for a fundraiser for the Illinois Farmers Market Association! Buzz Bomb creates delicious craft beer that’s sophisticated and accessible to everyone.

Ticket cost includes your first beer and heavy appetizers from Cafe Moxo. Scan the QR code or click the button for tickets. We look forward to seeing you at this fun event!