OFMA Annual Meeting

OFMA Logo_noApostropheOrganized by the Oregon Farmers Markets Association

Friday February 23, 2018
4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
at the Adair Clubhouse, in Corvallis, OR

RSVP by February 13, 2018


About

The OFMA Annual Meeting occurs each year in conjunction with the OSU SmaIMG_0776_croppedll Farms Conference, offering an opportunity for dynamic discussions, information exchange and peer networking between Oregon’s market managers and other food system stakeholders.  This is also the time when OFMA’s annual business will be conducted, giving our members a chance to weigh in on the direction of their statewide organization.

The annual meeting will include board elections, table-topic discussions, networking over dinner, informational speakers and updates relevant to Oregon farmers markets.  We have some exciting topics we are focusing on this year, including how to improve equity and inclusion at markets, how OFMA can better meet the needs of ALL our markets in 2018, and more.  We can’t wait to see you there!

Note: OFMA also organizes a Farmers Market Track of workshops at the Small Farm Conference itself on Saturday, so be sure to register for those as well! [Registration is separate for these 2 events]


Agenda

3:00 pm   Check in & Social Hour

  • 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

Evening program includes:

  • Table Topic Discussions
  • Dinner (featuring ingredients from local farms)
  • Updates on food access programs and other relevant information
  • OFMA Board member elections
  • Discussion and survey to gather input from OFMA members on the services they want to see more of

8:00 pm    Closing
After wrapping up the formal program at 8pm feel free to stay for an hour to continue conversations and networking.

9:00 pm    Good evening!


Pricing & Registration

Dinner is free for up to two representatives for OFMA member markets, and $20/person for additional individuals. (Click here to learn more about OFMA Membership.)

Please RSVP by February 13, 2018.

Click here to RSVP for the OFMA Annual Meeting!


Travel Scholarships

Made possible through a generous donation by the Beaverton Farmers Market

If you are a farmers market manager or organizer who does not otherwise receive compensation to cover the cost of travel to Corvallis, OR to attend the OFMA Annual Meeting, we can help out!  Fill out the request below, and we will get back to you shortly to let you have been approved for a travel scholarship.

To apply, fill out the 2018 Travel Scholarship Application by January 22, 2018, to be notified of status by January 31, 2018.  Applications will be accepted after this date, but funds may be limited and will be awarded on a first-come-first-served basis.


Directions & Parking

The OFMA Annual Meeting is held at a different location than the Small Farm Conference: the Adair Clubhouse in Corvallis, OR. The Clubhouse is located in Adair Village, just a few minutes north of Corvallis. The street address is 6097 NE Ebony Lane, Corvallis, OR 97330.

Directions from Corvallis:
Head north on Highway 99W about 5.5 miles.
Turn right on NE Arnold Avenue.
Continue less than a half-mile on Arnold Avenue. Adair Clubhouse is on your right.

Directions from Salem, Monmouth or north:
Head south on Highway 99W.
Turn left on NE Arnold Avenue at Adair Village.
Continue less than a half-mile on Arnold Avenue. Adair Clubhouse is on your right.

Directions from Albany or Interstate 5:
Head toward Corvallis on US Highway 20.
Take the Lyon Street bridge out of Albany.
Go about four miles on US Highway 20 to Independence Highway.
Turn right on Independence Highway and go about 2.5 miles to Ryals Avenue.
Turn left on Ryals Avenue and continue about 1.5 miles.
Ryals Avenue dead-ends into Arnold Avenue. Turn right.
Adair Clubhouse is just around the corner on your left.

Parking
There is plenty of parking at and around the Adair Clubhouse. Overflow parking is available at the park across the street.


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