The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets (Department) invites you to participate in a webinar training session for the Women Infants and Children (WIC) Vegetables and Fruits Check Program (WIC VF) and the Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP). Farmers that complete a training session will: (1) satisfy the annual training requirement for the WIC VF program and (2) satisfy the training requirement for new farmers in the FMNP. If you are a farmer interested in either of these programs, this will be a great way to learn more about the program and/or receive the training credits.
The free onle following dates:
To register, please go to our website: www.agriculture.ny.gov . Go to the index on the left hand side and select Healthy Food Access, then WIC Vegetables and Fruits Check Program. Scroll to the bottom of the page to where it says Training Webinars. Select “click here” for the session that you prefer and a registration page will open. Once you register online, you will receive an email containing a unique hyperlink to view the online webinar for the scheduled time and date. The email will also contain the phone number to call for the audio to the webinar so that you can listen to the presentation.
Equipment requirements for the online webinar:
• telephone connection;
• high speed internet access;
• pc-based attendees: Windows Vista, Windows 7 or newer;
• macintosh-based attendees: Mac OSX 10.7 or newer;
• Mobile devices may download the App from the Apple App Store, Windows Phone Store, BlackBerry World, Google Play, or Amazon Appstore.
Please contact us if you have any questions.
Jacqueline F. Boyer, MPH
Public Health Representative 2 Agriculture
NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets
10B Airline Drive, Albany, NY 12235
Mohawk Valley Farmers Market Managers Alliance, Inc.
c/o Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oneida County
121 Second Street, Oriskany, New York 13424
Contact: 315-798-3639 OR 315-765-1865
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oriskany: The Mohawk Valley Farmers Market Managers Alliance, Inc, an affiliate chapter of the Farmers Market Federation of New York, will be offering a professional development workshop to vendors and farmers market managers of farmers markets in Madison, Oneida and Herkimer counties. “Growing Market Success in the Mohawk Valley” will be held at Cornell Cooperative Extension, 121 Second Street, Oriskany, NY on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 from 9:00am to 4:15pm.
The day will include sessions related to participation in a farmers market as a vendor with topics ranging from setting up your booth to promoting your business in social media. Other sessions ranging from networking with other markets to tracking market metrics will focus on the many facets of market management. For more information and to register for the workshop go to http://nyfarmersmarket.com/growingsuccess.
The Mohawk Valley Farmers Market Managers Alliance, Inc., formed in April, 2014 with support from Cornell Cooperative Extension offices of Oneida, Herkimer and Madison counties and the Farmers Market Federation of New York. It became incorporated in October, 2014, becoming the first Affiliate Chapter of the Farmers Market Federation of NY in November, 2014. The group’s purpose is to support the development of quality markets in the targeted tri-county area (Herkimer, Oneida and Madison counties) through an affiliation with the Federation. This affiliation will support the achievement of the mission to support and promote the viability of farmers' markets through innovative services, programs and partnerships that maximize the benefits of markets to sellers, buyers and communities. These services, programs and partnerships will be delivered and fostered at a grassroots level through the Chapter. The Mohawk Valley Farmers Market Managers Alliance, Inc. is based at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oneida County, Oriskany, New York.
The Farmers Market Federation of New York is a grassroots, membership organization of farmers’ market managers, market sponsors, farmers and market supporters. Together, we have developed a spectrum of services to increase the number and capacity of farmers’ markets in the state, develop the scope of professionalism in farmers’ market management and improve the ability of markets to serve their farmers, their consumers and their host communities. The Federation office is located at 117 Highbridge Street, Fayetteville, New York.
Starting July 4th and continuing for the rest of the market season, customers with EBT (Food Stamp) benefits can use them at the Trenton Farmers' Market to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables as well as vegetable plants and herbs. Look for the EBT tent for help in using your benefits at the Market.
Jim Manning will be attending the HP Village Board's meeting on April 9th at 7pm at the train depot in Holland Patent, to update the Board on plans for the 2009 season and to request the Village's continued support. Vendors and supporters of the market may also wish to attend.