Full Conference Guide is Now Available
Do you manage or sell at a farmers market? Or maybe you're interested in the local food movement? Join us, Thursday, April 4, 2019 for the Illinois Farmers Market Association (ILFMA) annual conference at Allerton Park & Retreat Center in Monticello, Illinois. This full-day conference will be packed with informative and inspiring speakers, 3 educational tracks (Market Managers, Market Vendors, and Market Presentations), targeted break-out sessions at all experience levels, networking opportunities, and a fabulous winter market and vendor fair.
Conference Keynote: John Ikerd
"The Future of Local Foods and Farmers Markets"
We're excited to feature John Ikerd for our keynote speaker at the 2019 Annual Conference. John will share his insight on the future of farmers markets. John is Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Economics, was raised on a small dairy farm in southwest Missouri and received his BS, MS, and Ph.D. degrees in agricultural economics from the University of Missouri. He worked in private industry for a time and spent thirty years at four different state universities before retiring in early 2000. Since retiring, he spends most of his time writing and speaking on issues related to sustainability with an emphasis on agriculture and economics. He is the author of six published books and one free on-line book, which can be located through his website: http://johnikerd.com
Take advantage of our member rate of $95. (Become an ILFMA member at www.ilfma.org.) Non-member rate $150. Each registration includes all educational sessions, keynotes, continental breakfast, lunch, entrance to the winter market and vendor fair, free Wi-Fi, parking, numerous networking opportunities, and more!
Arrive a day early to enjoy a discounted room rate ($99/night plus taxes) to stay onsite at the Allerton Mansion, and register to attend a farm-to-table fundraiser dinner benefitting ILFMA. Fundraiser dinner For featuring Chef Jordan Baldarotta of Baldarotta Porketta and Sicilian Sausage.