Farm Direct Marketing

Jeff Ishee jeff at emarketfarm.com
Fri Oct 20 11:56:06 EDT 2000


Dear Friends,

  The Mid-Atlantic Direct Marketing Conference (MADMC) web site is now
up and running. For complete details of the extensive program, go to
http://www.madmc.com.
  The Virginia Farmers Direct Marketing Association is hosting the 4-day
event this winter at Virginia Beach. Scheduled for February 21-24, 2001,
the conference is being cosponsored by the Departments of Agriculture
and Cooperative Extension in six states - including Maryland, Delaware,
Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Virginia and New Jersey. 
  Virginia Commissioner of Agriculture Carlton Courter will address the
conference on the importance of direct marketing to small family farms.
Keynote speaker Joel Salatin has been called "the most dynamic ag
speaker in North America" and will focus his address on "Relationship
Marketing." 
  The MADMC conference will include intense sessions on New Approaches
to Display;  Wise Use of Advertising & Public Relations $; Food Safety
Regulations; Profiting from Farm Tours; and Purchasing Trends &
Demographics. 
 For registration information about the MADMC conference, contact:
Cathy Belcher, VDACS, at (804) 786-4046; e-mail:
cbelcher at vdacs.state.va.us

For a complete MADMC program, contact:
Catherine T. Belcher
c/o VDACS
1100 Bank Street, Room 1021
Richmond, VA 23219



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