A four-part workshop series will help vendors and organizers of farmers markets improve their markets and work with customers, inspectors and social media. The "Farmers Market Boot Camp Series" consists of four workshops with topics on the importance of food safety, effective use of social media, creating a positive customer experience, and handling customer transactions involving Electronic Benefits Transfer, or EBTs. The series is sponsored by Purdue Extension and the Indiana Cooperative Development Center. The workshops will be held Jan. 31 and Feb. 7, 14 and 20 at the Indiana Farm Bureau Office, 225 S. East St., Assembly Halls A & B, Indianapolis. Additionally, participants can watch the presentations through Adobe Connect at the Allen, Cass, Dearborn, Delaware (Minnestrista building), Harrison, Hendricks, Knox, LaPorte (Pinney Purdue Agricultural Center), Montgomery, Orange, Posey (Alexandrian Public Library), Tippecanoe, Tipton, Vigo and Warrick County Extension offices. Each workshop will begin with registration from 9 to 10 a.m. EST, and sessions will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., including lunch. Registration costs $15, including lunch, and is due one week before each session date. Participants should send the date or dates they will attend, along with checks payable to ICDC, to Tammy Goodale at 625 Ag Mall Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47907.
CONTACT: Tammy Goodale, 765-494-1296, firstname.lastname@example.org