2015 Harvest New England Ag Marketing Conference & Trade Show: Direct Marketing to Diversified Wholesale, Finding What Works

Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Snow, Rain or Sun - Conference is Happening!

Meet our Keynote Speakers and Conference Highlights:

Jonathan Raduns from FreshXperts 
Merchandise Food!:

 Overcoming the Five Dangerous Trends Limiting New England Farm Profits.
Our keynote session will offer inspirational and practical knowledge to empower New England farmers to break through the resounding patterns and challenges which limit farm success. Jonathan Raduns will share ideas and stories from the heart, as a fellow farm marketer who was raised on a small farm in Western New York.  His varied life experiences and marketing expertise will provide New England farmers with helpful insights and untraditional perspectives to build your farm market, grower-shipper operation, or roadside stand.


Nancy Clark from Drive Brand Studio
The Power of Millennial Thinking
Nancy is the owner and president of Drive Brand Studios, a marketing agency in North Conway, NH. A graduate of Long Island University, with a B.A. in communications/journalism, Nancy took the fast track from her first post-college job as a marketing assistant to Vice President of Marketing at Attitash Ski Resort.  In 1996, Nancy purchased Glen Group, then put together the people, the passion, and vision that transformed the agency into a highly respected marketing company with clients all over the U.S. - Nancy is a frequent presenter on marketing and business topics to businesses and organizations.


NEW This Year!

The SNAP Resource Workshop
Drop in Hours: Wednesday, 12-5 and Thursday, 8-3

A drop-in information session where you can get your farm, farm stand or farmers’ market authorized for SNAP (formerly food stamps) and receive your USDA FNS Number the very same day! USDA staff will be on site to walk you through the process and assist with your application.  Find out about, and sign up for low cost wireless equipment options to process SNAP payments (as well as credit/debit) and learn about other resources available

If you intend on getting an FNS (SNAP) number, bring copies of the following documents which will be attached to your application:
  1. Picture ID (driver’s license or passport) 
  2. Social Security Card (or other official document with your name and SSN) 
  3. Copy of voided check for bank account you will use to deposit funds.  

Also New:
A Track for Agricultural Commissions 
See Wednesday's Conference Agenda for Details!


Contact Information

  • Mrs. Jaime Smith
    CT Department of Agriculture

Payment Instructions

  • Early Registration EXTENDED (by 2/16/2015)
      Full Conference.............$90.00
      Add'l Family/Employee..$75.00 
      One Day, Wednesday......$60.00
      One Day, Thursday.........$60.00

    Late Registration (after 2/16/2015)
       Full Conference.............$125.00
       One Day........................$85.00

    PayPal, Visa, and MasterCard accepted online.

    To pay with a check, download the registration page and send it in with payment.

    Your conference registration includes lunch and a reception in the trade show on Wednesday evening.

    Thank you to our financial sponsors!
    Farm to Institution New England
    MA Assoc of Agricultural Comms
    CT FarmLink, MarketLink
    Rhody Fresh

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