Ohio Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) Training Session Request

Please be sure that you have submitted the proper SFMNP application before you request a training session.  The process for participating in 2024 Ohio SFMNP is:

Submit an application:

Request a training session:

Interactive training is required for all farmers, farmers market managers, their employees and agents. Training must occur prior to any e-SFMNP transactions for the agreement period. After an Authorized SFMNP Partner’s first year of SFMNP operation, interactive training is not required annually, but welcomed and encouraged. However, all Authorized SFMNP Partners must receive and read the Manual annually.

Federal law requires, at minimum, each annual training shall include instruction on the following topics:

  • Eligible food choices;
  • Proper e-SFMNP benefit redemption procedures; 

  • Equitable treatment of SFMNP Benefit Recipients and proxies, including the availability of eligible foods that are of the same quality and cost as sold to other customers;

  • All procedures related to benefit redemption technology; 

  • Civil rights compliance and guidelines. 

Training requirements are subject to change at any time and will be communicated with the release of agreements each year.

Once your application is approved: 

  • an account will be created for you in Homegrown Benefits
  • you will receive an email message confirming your training request along with details such as location for in-person sessions or the Zoom link for online sessions
  • you will have about 10 - 15 minutes of pre-work to do before training

Please note, the review process can take up to two (2) business days.  

Due to the nature of changes in 2024 SFMNP operations, the Network may require additional training in 2025. While it is our intent to address technical and operational issues quickly and throughout the season as they happen, as with all new systems and technology, we don’t know what we don’t know. Thank you in advance for your understanding and patience. 

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Email (This is the email address entered in your Ohio SFMNP application, will be your UserID for the e-SFMNP mobile app, and will be used for all correspondence with the Network.) ONLY ENTER ONE EMAIL ADDRESS
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Farm name or Farmers Market name as entered in your 2024 Ohio SFMNP Application (we will use this to connect your training request with your application)
Things to know about training sessions: 
  • Training sessions should last approximately 2 hours. 
  • While applicant is only required to send 1 person, others from your farm or market may also join.
  • Due to the interactive nature of the training and the scale of changes involving technology, in-person sessions will be limited to 20 attendees. 
  • The Network will update and add trainings as often as necessary. 
What training would you like to register for? 

PLEASE NOTE, registration for training sessions will close 24 - 48 hours before the training. An application and pre-work are required to attend and successfully complete training, so last minute request are difficult to accommodate. We will do our best to support farmers and farmers markets in this transition, but we cannot guarantee attendance or final approval if pre-work and practice transactions are not completed. 
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How many people from your farm business or farmers market will attend? *
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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