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Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor | Richard A. Ball, Commissioner
 
   
 Training Webinars

Training Webinars for Farmers and Market Operators

Open to the public
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Farmers, their staff, market managers, service providers or community members who are interested in learning more about the Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) and the WIC Vegetables and Fruit Check Program (WIC VF) are welcomed to register for an online webinar.

Training Requirement
New farmers participating in FMNP and all farmers participating in the WIC VF program must undergo a formal training offered by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets (Department), and submit proof of training. Typically, proof of training is accomplished when the farmer completes the program's quiz offered at the end of the online webinar. New farmers in the FMNP must undergo formal training in their first year only. All farmers in the WIC VF program must undergo formal training every year.

How to Register for a Webinar
Webinars are free and last 1 hour. The presentation is delivered via an online application called WebEx and the audio is available only through the phone. PC and Mac users will be prompted to download a browser add-in the first time they log into WebEx. Mobile device users will have to download the application for WebEx to attend from their app store. There are two types of webinars:

  1. an FMNP webinar
  2. an WIC VF webinar

Participants may register for any of the online webinars by selecting the link that says "click here" next to the training event session in the below table. Once registered, a confirmation email is generated by "NYS ITS Conferencing" and sent immediately to the email address you used when registering. If you do not see this email, check your junk or spam folder. If you do not receive an email from "NYS ITS Conferencing" in 24 hours you will have to re-register or contact the Department for assistance.

How to Attend the Webinar:

  1. Verify you have the minimum technological requirements to attend the webinar.
    Equipment requirements for the online webinar:
    • telephone connection
    • high speed internet access
    • pc-based attendees: Windows Vista, Windows 7 or newer
    • macintosh-based attendees: Mac OSX 10.7 or newer
    • mobile devices may download the App from the Apple App Store, Windows Phone Store, BlackBerry World, Google Play, or Amazon Appstore
    • compatible with latest versions of: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari
    • more information on WebEx requirements can be found here: https://help.webex.com/docs/DOC-4748

  2. Open the email sent to you when registered and click the link to join the meeting.
  3. Accept the browser add on or plug in request.
  4. Dial the webinar number on the screen once you’ve entered the webinar environment.

Group Gathering Sites
Group gathering sites participating in a webinar, must complete and return the “Group Gathering Log-in” sheet. You must also request a copy of the quiz, which must be filled out by the farmer and returned to the Department in order for the farmer to receive training credit.

FMNP Only (~1 Hour)
     ~ You may be prompted to enter the meeting number before you are able to register. ~

Date Start Time Event Register Meeting Number Password
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 12 Noon - 1pm FMNP Click here 642 361 307 fmnp2017
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 12 Noon - 1pm FMNP Click here 649 123 966 fmnp2017
Friday, February 3, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm FMNP Click here 646 284 475 fmnp2017

WIC VF Only (~1 Hour)
     ~ You may be prompted to enter the meeting number before you are able to register. ~

Date Start Time Event Register Meeting Number Password
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 12 Noon - 1pm WIC VF Click here 640 416 462 fmnp2017
Thursday, January 26, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm WIC VF Click here 648 104 347 fmnp2017
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm WIC VF Click here 641 382 073 fmnp2017

Materials for Download

Group Gathering Log-in Sheet

WIC VF Training Webinar Power Point

WIC VF Training Webinar Power Point - Full Page

Comparison between WIC VF and FMNP

FMNP Training Power Point

FMNP Training Power Point - Full Page



Training Webinars for State Agency/Service Providers

Closed to the public

This is a special webinar series and is not intended for farmers, market managers, customers or the general public.

State Agencies, and county service providers involved in direct administration of the Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) and the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) are welcomed to register for online webinars listed below.

How to Register for a Webinar

Agency Staff Only
No more webinars are scheduled at this time.

Contact Information

Jonathan Thomson, Program Coordinator
Jacqueline Boyer, Operations Manager

Phone:  (518) 457-7076 ext. 1
Email:   farmersmarkets@agriculture.ny.gov