NAFDMA Benefits and Services
NAFDMA provides services for all sectors of the farm direct marketing industry. One of our primary functions is to link folks together to assist all those involved in farm direct marketing to advance themselves, their businesses and the industry as a whole. Whether you operate a farm business, are a farm educator, own a business that offers services or products for farms, or are looking to further your career in the industry, NAFDMA's membership can help you. Choose the membership level that has the benefits that most suit your needs.
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Access to Professional Management - NAFDMA contracts the management of the association to White Loaf Ridge Management Company. This professional service provides membership support and advocacy. Contact the NAFDMA office whenever you have questions or special requests of the association.
Facebook - Events and Happenings! - Our social media page brings occasional news about NAFDMA events as well as happenings with farm direct marketing and agritourism businesses throughout North America right to your desktop, tablet or mobile device.
Industry Alerts - Sign up to received emails to keep you informed on important trends within the industry.
NAFDMA Tip & Insights - These emails provide insider information to the goings on within the NAFDMA community.
NAFDMA.com Public Pages - Our web site includes information on our upcoming events and links to all your networking resources.
NAFDMA.com Convention Pages - Everything you need to know about our annual convention can be found here and accessed 24/7 around your busy schedule.
NAFDMA.com Interactive Membership Map - Find out where member farms are located with this interactive and constantly updated map.
NAFDMA.com Find a Member Listing - Use the membership listing page to find members and link to their websites.
Participate - Exchange ideas and best practices with Networking tools
Discount towards Premium Upgrade ($30) - Upgrade at any time throughout the membership year to receive a credit towards Premium Membership.
Celebrate Excellence Contests - All NAFDMA members are eligible to enter the various contest categories. Winners are announced at the annual convention. Entries are displayed on the Members Only website as examples of best practices year round.
NAFDMA Members Only Website - With password protected access, the Members Only website is your one stop location to network with other members and use your on-line tools.
Interactive On-line Membership Directory - Full listings of the complete contact information for your fellow members helps you to reach out to like-minded folks. The searchable database allows you to find each other quickly, even when you're missing pieces of information.
Suppliers and Products List - New for 2013! This searchable database creates an On-Line Trade Show. Look for the vendors who support NAFDMA and find the goods and services you need to help make your business a success.
Recognition Awards - Each year, NAFDMA recognizes a few people for outstanding accomplishments in the farm direct marketing industry. Peers make the nominations. Each year the process motivates members to be their best, not because they need to win the award, but just because they're proud to be in the game.
Educate - Current News, Trends and Discussions customized for members
Press Releases, Industry Announcements - Help spread the word. Receive email announcements and formatted press releases on NAFDMA events. Ag educators and service professionals find this to be a great resource for use in their own newsletters and announcements.
NAFDMA E-Newsletter (quarterly) - The NAFDMA newsletter is produced quarterly to bring you the very latest news you can use. Read about NAFDMA members and their businesses, the most up-to-date association news, and other information and events of special interest to farm direct marketers.
Farmers Inspired Magazine (2 per year) - New for 2013! Delivered to your mailbox, this full color print magazine will have articles from industry experts and guest writers.
Annual Convention Program Book - Produced annually, the "yearbook" contains summaries of presentations given at the annual NAFDMA Convention. All convention convention attendees receive a hard copy of the Program. All Members have access to an electronic version.
Mp3 Library - Most Workshops and Sessions at the annual Convention are audio recorded. These recordings are in Mp3 format for easy download and transfer to your favorite listening device.
Teleconferences - New for 2013! Stay tuned, details coming soon!
Members Only Facebook Group - Rolled out in July of 2012, our Facebook Group is a popular discussion forum. Members get immediate answers to their most pressing issues and concerns, even on their busiest days!
How to Video Library - New for 2013! Using the latest technology for creating and sharing videos, you will have access to new ideas, how to use your benefits guides and an organized library of videos recommended by fellow members.
Innovate - Access to Exclusive Member Events (added user fee applies)
Bus Tour - What do you get when you cram 55 like-minded farmers into one bus for three days? You get real people, real dialogue, and real knowledge and relationships that last for a lifetime. Participants visit the most outstanding farm markets in North America. They're not always the largest, the newest, or the richest. They are innovative, successful, and the most willing to share their secrets, their shortfalls, and their dreams for the future.
Education Day Workshops - NAFDMA members benefit from the size and ability of the association to attract top-name speakers with proven skills and experience. Our workshops go into the details of their subject matter. They are one of the conference highlights for those members who crave knowledge and a thorough understanding, and who recognize that their success rides on their ability to stay on the cutting edge.
Innovation Day Sessions - A wide variety of speakers share their expertise and experiences. Whether they are NAFDMA members, or professional speakers from outside our industry, they all have a message relevant to you and your business.
Participation Day Activities - Networking! It's is not just a slogan for NAFDMA. Long-time members know the more you become involved, the more you will get back. Round table discussions, PartiTeam meetings and many more activities designed to help you learn from others.
Trade Show - The NAFDMA Annual Conference is always accompanied by a trade show. The trade show connects farm direct marketers with suppliers of goods and services that are unique to our industry. Not your average large industry show, everyone benefits at our trade shows. Exhibitors gain new clients, farm marketers locate new sources, service professionals make new contacts and spread the word on product lines that offer new opportunities.
Advanced Learning Retreat - Get in-depth, behind the scenes access to the inner workings of a NAFDMA member farm. You'll spend less than four days away from home interacting with high level peers for some intensive education and a little fun.
Constant Contact® Partnership Program - New for 2013! We have partnered with Constant Contact, a leading provider of email marketing tools to small businesses worldwide, to bring you the tools and marketing best practices you need to build customer loyalty, increase referrals and promote repeat business - all at a special discounted rate.