2019 Conference Schedule

All events and workshops take place at the Kimberley Conference Centre unless otherwise noted.

Friday, March 8, 2019

* Registration Desk open 8:30am-5:30pm (MST)

10am – 5pm MarketSafe Training and SuperHost Training

7pm – 9pm Reception @ Kimberley Curling Club (523 Archibald St.)

Saturday, March 9, 2019

* Registration Desk open 7:30am-4:30pm (MST)

7 am – 8:20 am Breakfast

8:30 am – 9 am Welcome Remarks

9 am – 9:45 am Plenary: Elevating the BC Farmers’ Markets Brand with Destination BC and Farm|Food|Drink

9:45 am – 10:45 am Food Safety and Farmers’ Markets

11 am – 12:15 pm Is My Business Profitable? Tools to Help Vendors | Harvest Dinner Fundraiser | Developing a Farmers’ Market in a Rural and Remote Area with “No Farmers” – Our Story

12:15 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch

1:30 pm – 2:45 pm Land Matching Program with the Young Agrarians | Demystifying Social Media Marketing | Effective Conflict Management

3 pm – 4 pm Round Table Sessions for Market Managers, Board of Directors and Vendors

4:15 pm – 5:30 pm Starting a Farm Marketing Co-op | Engaging Local Partners | Farmers’ Markets as Incubators

7 pm – 10 pm Banquet and BC Farmers’ Market Awards

Sunday, March 10, 2019

* Registration Desk open 8:00am-11:30am (MST)

7:30 am – 10 am Continental Breakfast

8 am – 8:30 am Registration: Annual General Meeting

8:30 am – 10 am Annual General Meeting

10:15 am – 11:30 am Captivating Through Storytelling | Squirrels Learn to Grow | Are Farmers’ Markets the Key to Food Hub Success?

11:45 am – 1 pm  Small Business Valuation – An Overview and Succession Planning Tool | Farmers’ Market Photography