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This conference is a valuable opportunity to meet and learn from leaders in the direct farm marketing sector.
Consumers are looking for exceptional quality, safety and service from the food industry and they're increasingly interested in knowing the story behind the products they buy. If you're interested in starting or expanding a direct marketing business, this conference can provide new marketing ideas and information on emerging trends in farm business diversification including agrifood, agritourism and farmers' markets.
Producers, processors and direct farm marketers will enjoy this conference. Discover the latest in production techniques. Hear about opportunities in direct farm marketing. Learn about safe food for your clients. There's something for everyone that is sure to please.
Join us to discover new marketing concepts, market trends and great ideas to take home for your farmers' market, agrifood or agritourism venture.
The conference is currently seeking out vendors for the trade show. If you grow it, make it, bake it and sell it, use a tradshow table to raise awareness, receive feedback and get your name out there. Tradeshow table space is available to registrants of the conference at a cost of $15 per table. Pre-registration is limited as spaces are limited. For more information, contact Joy Lorette at 204-392-7268.
2015 DIRECT FARM MARKETING CONFERENCE EVENT SCHEDULE
|2015 CONFERENCE FEES|
|Full conference (including February 6)||$125|
|Additional family member or employee||$105|
|Full conference (after February 6)||$150|
|Additional family member or employee||$130|
One day - Friday
One day -Saturday
|Student Rate (with Student Proof)|
|Tradeshow table (with conference registration)||$ 15|
"The conference is a great place to see what's happening and what can happen. It's a way to take your perspective wider and look at all kinds of options."
Dora Friesen, Integrity Foods, Riverton MB
"Find your passion. Is it apples and apple juice? Then why not sell it direct, and be proud that your produce is made in Manitoba. You got a dream, go after it."
Danny Kleinsasser, Danny's Whole Hog, Stony Mountain MB
The 2015 conference has been funded in part by Growing Forward 2, a federal-provincial-territorial initiative.