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Annual farmers market workshop set

By Staff | Feb 3, 2015

DES MOINES – The 17th annual Iowa Farmers Market Workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 7 in the Fellowship Hall at the First Christian Church, 2500 University Ave., in Des Moines.

The workshop is sponsored by the Iowa Farmers Market Association and will provide training and information for farmers market managers and vendors.

The workshop registration fee is $30 and lunch is included.

For more information visit www.iafarmersmarkets.org or contact Barb Ristau, IFMA treasurer, at (641) 456-4811.

Cindy Gannon, marketing coordinator for Iowa State University Extension, will present “Social Media Explained” during the morning session and “Social Networking-Tips, Tricks and Perspectives” during the afternoon session.

Other presenters include:

  • James Romer, compliance officer, Food and Consumer Safety Bureau, Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals, speaking about regulations for food sampling/selling at farmers markets.
  • Dr. Angela Shaw, an ISU assistant professor of food safety, along with Dr. Catherine Strohbehn, Extension specialist, will speak on food safety training.

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