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NAFDMA was founded in 1986 and is a membership-based non-profit trade association dedicated to advancing the farm direct marketing and agritourism industry.

We are entrepreneurial farm families who invite customers to visit our farms and experience the food and the fun we create in our effort to sustain our land and livelihood.

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T: 855-623-3621 

E: lisa@farmersinspired.com

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Thursday, October 31st

8:30 AM

9:15 AM

10:00 AM

10:45 AM

11:15 AM

12:00 PM

1:00 PM

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2:00 PM

2:00 PM

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2:00 PM

3:00 PM

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6:00 PM

7:30 PM

Welcome to Vala's Pumpkin Patch - complimentary muffins and coffee will be available!

Self-guided tour

Making donuts

Making caramel apples

Running a small bakery

Retail merchandizing and souvenir products

Breakout sessions:

Production Kettle Corn

Paintball as an attraction

Tour of food venues: Dairy Barn, Cookie Coop, Turkey Legs, Kettle Corn

Breakout sessions:

Food warehouse tour, food ordering, setting pars

Tour of staff building, money-handling procedures, Square register system

Pie production from scratch

Breakout sessions:

Admissions procedures, campfire rentals, school groups

Tour of the shop, where displays and animated characters are developed

Tour of Apple Orchard and Cider Mill

Dinner catered by Vala's Pumpkin Patch

Experience a Vala's Pumpkin Patch Signature Campfire

Friday, November 1st

8:30 AM

9:15 AM

9:15 AM

9:15 AM

9:15 AM

10:30 AM

10:30 AM

10:30 AM

10:30 AM

11:30 AM

12:45 PM

12:45 PM

12:45 PM

12:45 PM

2:00 PM

3:00 PM

General session

Breakout sessions:

Staff hiring, recruitment, orientation, training

Launching a successful drink program-Whirley

Security/safety issues

Breakout sessions:

Maximizing food profits, developing signature food items

Planning and designing attractions

Corporate events, campfires

Lunch

Breakout sessions:

Scratch foods and vendor foods

Social media marketing, promotions, and website

Admissions procedures, school tours, on-line ticketing, and season passes

Q & A with the Vala's

End of program

BONUS DAY - Wednesday, October 30th

8:00 AM

8:30 AM

10:00 AM

12:00 PM

1:00 PM

2:30 PM