1) Learn the ins and outs of running a successful, long-term "buy local" campaign with proven impact on local agriculture. Provide support to the campaign manager, including delivering materials to farms and other Local Hero members, setting up visits of local farms for staff, writing farm and business profiles for newsletters.
2) Research and write material for CISA's website, email newsletters, and reports. Help maintain website and email newsletters.
3) Support outreach to potential business and corporate partners, including research, development of materials, and administrative support. Prepare and distribute membership materials at community events, farmers' markets, market co-ops and retail locations and assist with membership mailings, appeals, and record-keeping. Help in event planning for fall fundraiser and summer house parties.
4) Assist in research assessing the economic impact of local buying and the impact of investment in local and regional agricultural infrastructure. Support the development of tools for communicating this information to consumers, such as on-line calculators.