Waukesha County



Famers' Market Short Course via Zoom

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Take an hour to develop your knowledge of farmers market topics specific to Wisconsin on the first four Fridays in March from 11 am to noon. The Wisconsin Farmers Market Association and the University of Wisconsin Extension are bringing together experts on grant opportunities, developing a food-based business, volunteers, and Wisconsin farmers markets to ensure that markets have access to education across the state. This program is free but registration is required at https://forms.gle/2JtEikyJ2o9kVzK3A. View a printable flyer here

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March 1

Grant Opportunities for Farmers Markets 

Learn about the free services for Midwestern farmers, agricultural entrepreneurs and institutions offered by Michael Fields Agricultural Institute. MFAI’s Advisors can help you apply to grant, loan, and cost-share programs of state or federal sources. These can be programs of any federal or state agency, not just the USDA, as well as private sources.

Wren Almitra, Grant
Advisor, Michael Fields
Agricultural Institute

Grants 101 Presentation

Developing Your Budgets

Grant Writing Tips

Project Design, Questions, Choosing Programs and Applying

March 8

Learn about
Wisconsin's Food
Finance Institute 

The Food Finance Institute supports a collaborative network and partners with training, resources, tools and coaching, fulfilling its mission of making sophisticated financial technical assistance available to every growing food, beverage and value-added agriculture enterprise. Learn more about the resources and services they provide.

Andy Larson, Farm
Outreach Specialist, Food Finance Institute


March 15

Results of 2022
Farmers’ Market

In 2022 a statewide survey of Wisconsin farmers market collected data from over 100 markets. Learn about the survey results and how you market compares to the others in the state.

Kristin Krokowski, Commercial Horticulture Educator, UW-Madison Extension Waukesha County

Wisconsin Farmers Survey Results

March 22

Strategic Volunteer Engagement

Volunteers are an essential element of all kinds of events, including farmer’s markets. Understanding how to identify and define volunteer roles, recruit and retain volunteers, and recognize, engage and communicate effectively with your volunteer network to help make your market more sustainable and vibrant.

Adriana Humbert, Downtown Promotions Manager, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

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