Join us as at an engaging three-day conference that will bring local farmers, local organizations, and local businesses together to network and help build the needed infrastructure for a long-lasting marketplace for food businesses in Illinois.
When: March 10-12, 2020
Where: Embassy Suites | East Peoria, IL
This year, the Live Local Conference is also the host of the 2020 ILFMA Annual Conference and Meeting in partnership with the Illinois Farmers Market Association
Whether you’re a farmer, market manager, retailer, distributor, or simply someone who loves to eat, you are part of the food system. You want your part to grow. Illinois Farm Bureau & Illinois Farmers Market Association wants you to not just grow but thrive. Specialty crop, small-scale farmers, small food businesses, and farmer’s markets face unique challenges and markets. Workshops and training opportunities allow them the chance to gain new skills, expand business, and connect with others facing similar challenges. The Live Local Conference will help food businesses learn how to increase profits, develop a sustainable business, and grow market demand to build long-lasting family farms and businesses. This means helping find the right markets for the right business and a path to expansion.