Our team works to create resources, foster collaboration, build networks, and provide training opportunities.
Iowa Farmers Market Managers Virtual Meetups
Iowa Farmers Market Managers Virtual Meetups are opportunities for market managers to connect with other market managers from around the state, share concerns, and hear about what’s working and what’s not. Meetups are hosted via Zoom. There’s no cost to participate.
Iowa Farmers Market Manager Handbook, Vendor Handouts, and Online Training Series
The Iowa Farmers Market Manager Toolkit has been developed with the generous involvement of market managers from across the state as well as extension, non-profit, and government agency staff who participated in interviews and shared information. The Toolkit includes twelve Farmers Market Vendor Handouts, a comprehensive Iowa Farmers Market Manager Handbook, and the Lettuce Grow Online Training Series.
Boost Social Media Trainings are held around the state of Iowa and are designed for farmers market managers and vendors. Each session includes an hour-long presentation on social media basics, content curation, post frequency, communication, and engagement.
The Boost Social Media Coaching Program is a free, seven-month coaching opportunity for farmers market managers and vendors in Iowa. Participants receive one-on-one assistance in learning to better promote their market or business through social media, with a focus primarily on Facebook and Instagram.