Live Local: Grow. Buy. Eat.

Reserve your spot today!
3 different 1-day workshops around the state!

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Refreshments and Networking start at 8:30 with the workshop beginning at 9:00AM. All attendees will receive lunch, training, and a free workshop manual that typically retails for $70. This event is open to anyone.

Sample agenda

This 1-day workshop will help you:

  • Understand and meet your customer’s needs and values
  • Actively seeking buyers and maintain healthy relationships
  • Learn about sorting and packing for wholesale markets
  • Network and hear from buyers and other wholesale farmers
  • Discuss the details, from varieties, quality, pricing, communication, sequential planting, quality control, merchandising, trends, and more
  • May 7th
    Southern Illinois University
    3268 W. Pleasant Hill Road
    Carbondale, IL 62901

    Hosted by: Jackson and Union County Farm Bureaus
  • May 10th
    Henry County Farm Bureau
    128 N. Prospect St.
    Cambridge, IL 61238

    Hosted by: Rock Island, Mercer, and Henry County Farm Bureaus
  • May 11th
    Champaign County Farm Bureau
    801 N. Country Fair Dr. Ste A.
    Champaign, IL 61821

    Hosted by: Champaign County Farm Bureau

Pre-registration required.
Participating farmers receive a FREE copy of the Direct Market Success manual.


An engaging 3-day event
you won't want to miss!

Nov. 5 - Full day of workshops
Nov. 6 & 7 - Conference agenda

Live local and support your local food system. Are you a local farmer, processor, distributer, or retailer? Do you own a small business? Give back to your community while bringing fresh food and local businesses together. Know your impact and what buying and selling local can bring your local economy.

Mark your calendar to attend the Local Regional Food Conference Conference and learn how to grow your business from the best. #LiveLocal

Check out the 2017 Conference Schedule!

We want to help support you
in the local food system.

Live Local -- Grow. Buy. Eat. is an Illinois Farm Bureau program connecting local food and local communities. We want to help you find ways to give back to your community while bringing fresh food and local businesses together. Join Illinois Farm Bureau today!

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