Public Affairs Office

National Farmers Market Week

National Farmers Market Week is August 4-10, 2019! AMS has created branding to help farmers market managers promote their celebrations and build recognition of National Farmers Market Week. These branding graphics can be used to make posters, emails, buttons, and much more. We’re offering two color options: full-color, or a single-color (brown) format that can work as a neutral for markets with established branding.

Download our branding packs below. For help downloading and using these graphics, visit our tips page.

National Farmers Market Week 2016


National Farmers Market Week is celebrated across the country from August 7 through August 13, 2016. It's a time to celebrate the farmers, ranchers and local food producers as well as the communities that make them happen. In fact, Secretary Tom Vilsack officially declared August 7 through August 13, 2016, as the 17th annual National Farmers Market Week (pdf), highlighting how farmers markets play a key role in local and regional food systems and in sustaining family farms. 

Employee Resources

Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) offers an abundance of resources for new and current employees.

Our leadership team wants you to have the tools, skills, leadership, and motivation to reach your full potential in support of our Agency's mission. We actively promote open and direct communication in AMS, and have many opportunities for employees to provide ongoing feedback. We hope that you will use these opportunities to help make AMS a better place to work. 

Below are some helpful resources for employees at AMS:

New Employee Handbook

We’ve created our first AMS Employee Handbook, your one-stop shop for employee information!  This document provides everything you need to know about AMS, all in one place.  It has a complete guide to AMS systems & applications, from e-Auth to web T&A to AgLearn.  It includes an appendix of online resource links, including forms, policies & more and provides detailed explanations of your pay & benefits—leave, insurance, retirement, transit.