Illinois Farm Bureau and Illinois Farmers Market Association 2020 Live Local; Local Food and Farmers Market Annual Conference

Date & Time: March 10-12
Location: Embassy Suites, Peoria, IL

Illinois Farm Bureau and Illinois Farmers Market Association 2020 Live Local Conference;

Local Food and Farmers Market Annual Conference

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Illinois Farmers Market Association is pleased to offer its annual conference in partnership with the Illinois Farm Bureau's 2020 Live Local Conference.

Tuesday, March 10 ILFMA will offer a farmers market intensive and farmers market manager and vendor sessions will be a part of the entire 3 day confernce.

ILFMA Members Rate; $125, Non-Member $160

Conference cost includes two breakfasts, three lunches, one dinner, appetizers at networking hour, and snacks and beverages throughout each day

Whether you’re a farmer, market manager, retailer, distributor, or simply someone who loves to eat, you are part of the food system. You want your part to grow. Illinois Farm Bureau & Illinois Farmers Market Association wants you to not just grow but thrive.

Specialty crop, small-scale farmers, small food businesses, and farmer’s markets face unique challenges and markets. Workshops and training opportunities allow them the chance to gain new skills, expand business, and connect with others facing similar challenges. Our Live Local Conference will help food businesses learn how to increase profits, develop a sustainable business, and grow market demand to build long-lasting family farms and businesses. This means helping find the right markets for the right business and a path to expansion.

Join us as we host an engaging three-day conference that will bring local farmers, local organizations, and local businesses together to network and help build the needed infrastructure for a long-lasting marketplace for food businesses in Illinois. 

Farm to Fork exclusive Event Benefits ILFMA

Register today and reserve your spot for this exclusive Farm-to-Fork dinner for $50, on March 10 from 7:00-9:30PM at the Edge, located at 4500 N. Prospect Road, Peoria Heights IL 61616. (Dinner reservation is not included in conference cost). Join Chef Dustin Allen for a locally sourced meal. Chef Dustin Allen works with over 60 local farmers to source everything down to the flour locally. Their philosophy is whole farm cooking. Your meal includes dinner, live music, and two drink tickets. All proceeds go to the Illinois Farmers Market Association.

Can’t attend the conference but don’t want to miss this exclusive dinner? Register for the evening dinner here.