Marketing

Variety of methods keep track of farm visitors

On a busy weekend day, Tougas Family Farm can see upwards of 10,000 customers walking through its fields and orchards. Making sure everyone has paid admission, keeping customers in the right fields an... more

Skelly’s Farm Market adapts to retail agriculture

A traditional Midwestern farm that raised 350 acres of field crops and milked 50 cows a day has successfully converted to a small vegetable growing and farm mar... more

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2016 Great Lakes EXPO Farm Market Bus Tour

More than 160 passengers from across the U.S. and Canada departed from the Amway Grand Plaza in Grand Rapids, Mich., on Dec. 5 for a day-long tour. Th... more »

Agriculture Secretary reappoints four members to FCIC board

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has reappointed four members to the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) board of directors. James Bardenhagen,... more »

New award honors Produce Marketing Association CEO

To honor retiring Produce Marketing Association (PMA) CEO Bryan Silbermann, a new award honoring his collaborative leadership style is being establish... more »

Food Marketing Institute cancels FMI show

Food Marketing Institute (FMI) will retire the 2017 FMI Show, known as FMI Connect, originally scheduled to be held in Chicago next June. Leslie G.... more »

New York state grown, certified food program launches

A New York State Grown & Certified program has been launched, as well as a new $20 million food hub in the Bronx to increase access to farm-fresh ... more »

Great Lakes EXPO schedule packed with educational events

In addition to a large trade show with more than 450 exhibitors, this year’s Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market EXPO will offer a variety ... more »

Evaluation services available to Michigan farmers’ markets

Growing Hope, based in Ypsilanti, Michigan, is offering evaluation services to farmers' markets that are members of the Michigan Farmers Market Associ... more »

Skelly’s Farm Market adapts to retail agriculture

A traditional Midwestern farm that raised 350 acres of field crops and milked 50 cows a day has successfully converted to a small vegetable growing an... more »

Farmers’ markets, farms draw customers with Pokemon Go

Farmers' markets and farm marketers are tapping into the Pokemon Go phenomenon to attract visitors and customers. The app has reached more than 30 mil... more »

Kevin Folta to keynote EXPO’s farm marketing program

Kevin Folta will make the keynote presentation for the farm marketing program at the 2016 Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market EXPO. This year... more »


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