The Live Local Conference was a great success. Workshops and training opportunities allowed specialty crop, small-scale farmers, small food businesses, and farmers markets the chance to gain new skills, expand business, and connect with others facing similar challenges. We gathered to help food businesses learn how to increase profits, develop a sustainable business, and grow market demand to build long-lasting family farms and businesses.
The IL Farm Bureau & Illinois Farmers Market Association hosted the engaging three-day conference that brought local farmers, local organizations, and local businesses together to network and build the needed infrastructure for a long-lasting marketplace for food businesses in Illinois. Read more about the conference sponsorship at this link. See you next year!