ANNUAL MEETING - evaluations
We are digesting the nitty-gritty of the evaluations and taking to heart how better to improve the one-time-per-year that we get some face time together. Here are the final overall comments to share:
"Thank you for all your support!"
"I really enjoyed the discussion and the speakers. I was surprised how informative the meeting was and how interesting all the speakers were. Would have liked more time to discuss the software program."
"Lovely place for the conference. Enjoyed the tours very much, and speaking with other managers is great - always make good contacts and gain useful info. Thank you so much to the Board for doing such a great job. I'm sure the new Board members will be a great help. Would like to see more group advocation and grant-writing - groups have such an advantage in this area.
Tell Karen (S) that she can still come to the annual conference, even if no longer a market manager!"
"Thank you for being a great source of support for Colorado's Farmers Markets. We appreciate all you do!!!"
"The event was well organized and held in one of my favorite towns in Colorado. As a first time attendee, I was thrilled to see the passion of market people and the genuine concern about providing real food to all."
"The meeting was great. As someone not usually involved in markets, it was a great way to learn about the logistics of the markets and any other things, like legislation, that affect the markets and their operations".
"Next year stay more on schedule.
Didn't get any info on the cottage food laws."
"I found the meeting to be very informative - was the 1st annual meeting that I've attended. I'm glad to see that CFMA has a paid (although well below what she's worth) staff. I've seen several volunteer organizations fall apart when their volunteer leader burns out or steps down. I hope we are able to continue this position and increase the pay so that she stays!"
"I think it was an amazing conference. Pack full of a lot of valuable information. The only drawback for me and my husband personally was we could not get away soon enough to be able to enjoy the tours. Maybe adding another day would be helpful so more could enjoy the tours/the entire conference. Kudos to everybody it was an amazing wonderful enjoyable and believe it or not beautiful ride and relaxing experience… Along with all the education we all received of course.Thank you, thank you, thank you."