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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 Fruits 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. Proof of training is documented when the farmer completes the program quiz. 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 approximately 1 hour. The presentation is delivered via an online application called WebEx, and the audio is available 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 Cisco WebEx application from their app store. There are three types of webinars:

  1. an FMNP webinar
  2. an WIC VF webinar
  3. Nutrition Programs (FMNP and WIC VF combined into two hours)

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 WebEx 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, Chrome, Safari, Edge
      • Note: The newest version of firefox does not support the live webinar
    • 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 notify the Department of their plan to host a group gathering. The coordinator will need to complete and return the “Group Gathering Log-in“ sheet and 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)

Pre-recorded Webinar Training
Take the FMNP pre-recorded webinar any day, any time at your convenience. This presentation is like the one the Department delivers live, without the question and answer session at the end. The webinar is 45 minutes long and involves an interactive quiz, which is required for receiving training credit. Click this link to begin: FMNP Webinar Training. If there are any troubles taking this pre-recorded webinar, please send feed back to the Department: farmersmarkets@agriculture.ny.gov. This is a new pilot training software program.

Live WebEx Webinars
     ~ You may be prompted to enter the meeting number before you are able to register. ~

Date Start Time Event Register Meeting Number Password
Tuesday, June 6 11:00 am FMNP Click here 642 134 326 fmnp2017
Friday, June 16 12 noon FMNP Click here 643 181 081 fmnp2017
Thursday July 20 3:00 pm FMNP Click here 643 720 754 fmnp2017
Thursday, July 27 2:00 pm FMNP Click here 646 811 254 fmnp2017
Friday, August 11 12 noon FMNP Click here 647 438 008 fmnp2017
Thursday, August 17 1:00 pm FMNP Click here 647 790 320 fmnp2017
Wednesday, October 18 12 noon FMNP Click here 312 858 473 fmnp2017
Wednesday, October 25 1:00 pm FMNP Click here 316 136 520 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, June 6 1:00 pm WIC VF Click here 644 113 079 fmnp2017
Friday, June 16 2:00 pm WIC VF Click here 643 058 601 fmnp2017
Wednesday, July 26 2:00 pm WIC VF Click here 642 334 973 fmnp2017
Wednesday, August 16 2:00 pm WIC VF Click here 644 683 289 fmnp2017

Nutrition Programs (FMNP&WIC VF, ~2 hours)
     ~ You may be prompted to enter the meeting number before you are able to register. ~

Date Start Time Event Register Meeting Number Password
Thursday, May 11 6:00 pm Nutrition Programs Click here 644 299 563 fmnp2017


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 Women Infants and Children Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (WIC FMNP), the Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) or FreshConnect Checks are welcomed to register for online webinars listed below.

How to Register for a Webinar

Agency Staff Only

Date Start Time Event Register Meeting Number
Thursday, May 11 2:00 pm FMNP Training for AAA Staff Click here 646 927 028
Monday, May 22 2:00 pm FreshConnect Checks Training for DVA Staff Click here 645 994 111


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 - handout

FMNP Training Power Point - Full Page



Contact Information

Jonathan Thomson, Program Coordinator
Jacqueline Boyer, Operations Manager

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