OK Farmers Market & Agritourism Conference

Registration for the 2019 OKFMAC Conference is now closed. 

Click here to see Thursday, Feb. 28th times/sessions. 

The 2019 OKFMAC will include sessions and programs targeting growers, market vendors, market managers, community partners & agritourism producers. Lunch is provided!
Schedule of Events

       Feb. 27 (1-4pm) - Pre-Conference Grant Writing Workshop- REGISTRATION IS CLOSED*
       Feb. 27 (8:30am-4pm) - Pre-Conference Produce Safety Training - REGISTRATION IS CLOSED
       Feb. 28 - Full Conference Day (See list of sessions below) - REGISTRATION IS CLOSED*
       Mar. 1 - Post-Conference Innovative Practices for Growers Tour - REGISTRATION IS CLOSED*
       Mar. 1 - Post-Conference Agritourism Rolling Workshop* E-mail Meriruth.Cohenour@ag.ok.gov to register
*Pre/Post Conference Workshops, see details below. 

The February 28th conference day is free (including lunch). This is made possible through the support of a USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant, ODAFF- Produce Safety Program, USDA - NRCS & OK Agritourism Association, Choctaw Nation, the ONIE Project, and OK Tobacco Settlement Endowement Trust.

If you have further questions about the conference please e-mail okfarmersmarkets@ouhsc.edu 

Registration Details for Extra Workshops and Farm Tours
A separate registration is required for each event.

Grant Writing Workshop: This workshop will take place on Wednesday, February 27th from 1-4pm at the Conference Center and costs $25 to register. This workshop is most beneficial to those who have never written a grant or are in the process of writing their first one. It will provide application details for USDA, ODAFF and SARE grants as well as tips on how to use Grants.gov. FULL-REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course: The course will take place on Wednesday, February 27 8:30am-5pm at Conference Center and costs $15 to register. This training will provide a foundation of Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and co-management information, FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements, and details on how to develop a farm food safety plan. Click here to register.

Market Managers Forum: This will be directly after the conference on Thursday, February 28 at 4pm at the Conference Center. It will be free to attend, but limited to market mangers, e-mail Daniel Wilson to sign up daniel@thefarmok.com  It will be a forum for market managers to share ideas, problem solve current issues related to management, and brainstorm ideas on what further resources would help support you and your market.

Agritourism Rolling Workshop: To register for the Agritourism Rolling Workshop on Friday, March 1st for $25 (free to OK Agritourism Association Members) email Meriruth Cohenour at Meriruth.Cohenour@ag.ok.gov. This tour is limited to the first 50 people, meeting on Friday morning at the Conference Center and touring a variety of Agritourism sites throughout the day, lunch included.

Innovative Growing Practices Tour: Registration for the Innovative Growing Practices Tour on Friday, March 1st. This tour is limited to the first 50 people, meeting on Friday morning at the Conference Center and touring 4 unique successful farms with a variety of growing styles (hoop house/high tunnel, low tunnel, green house, vertical growing, hydroponic, creative composting, organic, and much more). This tour will be 9am – 5pm, lunch/snacks will be included.

Conference Room Block: The Hilton Garden Inn has room blocks for this conference for a rate of $95 per night. To reserve a room visit the following link - OKFMAC Room Block

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Breakout Sessions OKFMAC 2019