Calendar of Events

2018 Registration is open for the ILFMA March, 2018 Workshops and Conferences

March 12; Urbana Farmer Training, Growing Success for Direct Market Farmers

March 13; Elgin Farmer Training, Growing Success for Direct Market Farmers

March 14; ILFMA Statewide Conference; Sowing New Horizons, Envisioning the Possibiities, Elgin, IL

January 11; Illinois Specialty Growers Confernce, Springfield, IL 

2017 (Links to previous webinars are available)

April 5: Wed. 12:30pm – 1:30pm AND Wed., April 5,: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Webinar: Supporting SNAP/LINK & Healthy Food Incentives at your Market - PART I
April 19: Wed. 12:30pm – 1:30pm AND Wed., April 19: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Webinar: Nuts and Bolts of a SNAP/LINK Program at your Market - PART II
April 24: Mon. 12:30pm – 1:30pm AND Mon., April 24: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Webinar: Advanced Strategies for SNAP/LINK Programs at your Market - PART III
May 1: Mon. 12:30pm – 1:30pm AND Monday, May 1: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Webinar: Farmers Market Sampling Certification – How to Obtain a Certificate
(for vendors and managers)
June 6: Tues. 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Webinar for ILFMA Members only: Introduction to Market Metrics: Evaluation for Markets
Presenter: Darlene Wolnik, National Market expert, Farmers Market Coalition Researcher
Members register here    Become a member here
All webinars will be offered on Mondays (June 5 - Aug.28)
Events are being finalized. Please check back with us soon.
Webinars are accessable by telephone or Business Skype.
June 12, 2017: Monday 12:00pm-1:00pm.
Webinar, VENDORS: Modern Marketing & Merchandising Essentials
Vendor Webinar Info and Registration Here


June 26, 2017: Monday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
LIVE EVENT: Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course (Not an ILFMA sponsored event)
University of Illinois Extension Office, DeKalb County,1350 W. Prairie Drive, Sycamore, IL 60178. Do you have concerns about safety in your produce operation? Are you concerned about compliance with FSMA? Do you want to know more about the difference between FSMA and GAPs? Then the Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training might be for you! To register or find more information visit

Info and Registration or contact Laurie George at (618) 242-0780 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
July 10, 2017: Monday, 6:30pm - 7:30pm MEMBERS ONLY
Webinar, Engagement Marketing: Using Special Events to Encourage Customer Loyalty

September 13, 2017: Wed. 6:30pm – 9:00pm
ILFMA Fundraiser at Old Irving Brewery, Chicago. Tickets and more details TBA, Silent Auction, Games, Celebrity Farmers and more....
September 25, 2017: Mon. 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Webinar: Grant Writing (Basics)