OFMA Annual Meeting

OFMA Logo_noApostropheOrganized by the Oregon Farmers Market Association

Friday February 17, 2017
4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
at the Adair Clubhouse, in Corvallis, OR

Register by February 7, 2017

img_0741The OFMA Annual Meeting brings together farmers market managers and others involved in farmers markets all over Oregon. This is a fantastic opportunity to exchange ideas, learn from others’ experience, and gather information and resources. The annual meeting and board elections will be immediately followed by table-topic discussions, networking over dinner, an informational presentation and updates relevant to Oregon farmers markets.

This year OFMA Annual Meeting will take place immediately after the FREE 2017 Rural Farmers Market Workshops, sponsored by the Gorge Grown Food Network. Check out those workshop descriptions and consider attending both for even more opportunities to learn, network and exchange resources with other farmers market managers and organizers.

2017 Dinner Schedule

3:00 pm   Check in

.      Pick up member packet
.      Enjoy a drink and appetizers with other OFMA members
.      Conversation and networking
.      Add your topics of interest to table discussion topics for the evening
.      Pin your market on the map of Oregon
.      Visit sponsor vendor table(s)
.      Share materials from your market at the shared resource table

4:00 pm    Welcome
4:15 pm    2016 OFMA Annual Report

.      2016 OFMA Annual Report
.      OFMA Board member elections

4:45 pm    Introductions

.      At tables: name, market, 2016 highlight & challenge

5:00 pm    Table discussions Round 1

.      Facilitators announce topics, discussion at tables, debrief to group.
.      Choose discussion topic:

  • OFMA Service – Molly Notarianni, OFMA Board Member
  • Durable Dishes – Amber Holland, Portland Farmers Market
  • Marketing and Branding – Robin Crowder, 21 Acres Center for Local Food and Sustainable Living (workshop presenter)
  • Farmers Market Financials – Stacy Carkonen, Tacoma Farmers Market (workshop presenter)
  • Vendor Policies / Vendor Management - facilitator TBD

5:40 pm    Dinner
6:25 pm    Short Presentations

  • Oregon Department of Agriculture
  • Farm Direct Nutrition Program updates - Maria Menor, Oregon WIC program
  • Double Up Food Bucks - Anna Springer, Farmers Market Fund
  • Farm Direct and Food Safety – Rebecca Landis, Corvallis-Albany Farmers Market (in collaboration with OSU Extension)

6:55 pm    Break
7:10 pm    Table discussions Round 2
.      Facilitators announce topics, discussion at tables, debrief to group.
.      Choose discussion topic:

  • OFMA Service – Molly Notarianni, OFMA Board Member
  • MarketWurks - Chris Quinlan, MarketWurks (Presenting Sponsor for 2017 OFMA Annual Meeting)
  • Farm Direct and Food Safety – Rebecca Landis, Corvallis-Albany Farmers Market
  • Market Operations – Erin Timmerman, Vancouver Farmers Market
  • Farmers Market Boards – Jordan Boldt, Vancouver Farmers Market (workshop presenter)
  • Low Income Food Access (SNAP, FDNP etc) – facilitator TBD

7:50 pm    Thank you's and Evaluations
8:00 pm    After wrapping up the formal program at 8pm feel free to linger for conversations and networking.

Handouts

We look forward to seeing you all there!