Registration Now Open for Maryland’s Farmers Market Conference

ANNAPOLIS, MD (February 1, 2024) ~ The Maryland Department of Agriculture has announced that registration is now open for the 2024 Maryland Farmers Market Conference. This annual event, scheduled for March 12, aims to bring together local markets and farmers to discuss topics that will promote the success of farmers markets across the state.

The conference, which will be held at the Maryland Department of Agriculture in Annapolis, will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Attendees can look forward to a keynote speech by Maryland Department of Agriculture Secretary Kevin Atticks, as well as a meet and greet with participants.

Direct marketing farmers, market managers, and agricultural professionals are invited to join and learn more about electronic federal nutrition benefits, marketing strategies for farms and farmers markets, and incentive programs. Additionally, training and reauthorization for the Farmers Market Nutrition Program will be available for both new and returning farmers participating in the program.

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Farmers attending the conference are encouraged to bring their scales for certification with the MDA Weights and Measures office. They should also bring proper documentation if interested in registering with USDA to accept SNAP at their market or farm stand. A farmer panel will also be facilitated to discuss electronic benefits usage and experience.

Tickets for the conference are priced at $35 and space is limited to the first 90 guests who reserve their ticket and send payment. Attendees can expect a locally sourced breakfast pastry spread as well as lunch provided during the event. Interested individuals can register for the conference on the official website.

For any questions or inquiries about the Farmers Market Nutrition Program, please reach out to Coordinator Sara Servin at Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn from industry experts and network with fellow farmers!

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