Johnson County Local Food Alliance Renew Your Membership Today! March 2010 News In this issue: Upcoming Events Time to Sign-up! Staff News Join Johnson County Local Food Alliance Internship Johnson County Local Food Opportunity Alliance (JCLFA) is an association of farmers, food Volunteers Needed businesses (including groceries, restaurants, and institutions), Join JCLFA! consumers and support organizations who all strive to make fresh, locally grown food more widely available (and eaten) in our communities. Contact Us: All members (farmers, groceries, restaurants, farmers markets, etc) receive a listing in www.jclfa.org our local Buy Fresh Buy Local Directory. Last year's Directory (319) 325-2701 went out to over 15,000 individuals, businesses and organizations. Members also firstname.lastname@example.org receive: • Enrollment in the Buy Fresh Buy Local Campaign, which gives you a listing in our directory as well as access to marketing Find us at: www.jclfa.org; (319) 325-2701; PO BOX 93, Iowa City, IA 52244 materials such as price cards and posters. • Networking + What is Buy Fresh Buy Local? opportunities with others in the area who support local food and Buy Fresh Buy Local is a national sell locally grown farm related businesses. collective of local campaigns that products • Subscription to JCLFA strives to: • Stimulate the long-term quarterly e-newsletter vitality of Iowa agriculture • Leadership • Grow the market for local, by making independent opportunities within sustainable food farmers and businesses JCLFA and local food • Increase sales, income and stronger campaigns. stability of direct Members must be committed to marketing farmers Johnson County Local Food creating a marketplace • Spotlight our local Alliance is the local chapter of characterized by professional- treasures: farmers Buy Fresh Buy Local. ism, cooperation, care for the markets, family farms and earth, and care for our commun- orchards, local meat Contact JCLFA Executive ities. If you share these values, lockers, restaurants, Coordinator Michelle Kenyon then join us! Individuals are grocery stores and Brown for more information at encouraged to join us as well by businesses that serve or email@example.com or (319) 325- signing the consumer member 2701. pledge on page 3. Upcoming Events Our Mission March 4, 2010 Iowa Memorial Union, Leopold Center Farm Energy Working Lucas Dodge Room JCLFA is an association of Group REAP grant-writing workshop, Speaker: Dr. Terry Wahls, $15 farmers, consumers, 12:30 to 4 p.m. Carroll, IA professional food buyers Space is limited so RSVP as soon as and support organizations possible to Rich Dana, NCAT farm energy April 1, 2010 fostering a more local and specialist, firstname.lastname@example.org, (319) 530-6051. Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture sustainable agriculture in Marketing & Food Systems Initiative Johnson County and March 13, 2010 and Value Chain Partnerships Mt Vernon Farmer’s Market surrounding areas. Workshop 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Gateway Hotel and Conference Center, City Hall, 213 First St. West, Mount Vernon Ames JCLFA is committed to: March 20, 2010 Featuring short presentations by Springville Winter Farmers Market leaders of projects funded by the Local Food – we promote 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Leopold Center's Marketing and Food and support local farmers Springville Community Center, Systems Initiative and the Value Chain and the people and 265 Broadway, Springville Partnership project. More info at: businesses that buy from http://www.leopold.iastate.edu/ local farmers March 25, 2010 Food as Medicine: The Obesity/ Find more events listed on the New Earth-friendly practices – Starvation/ Addiction Triad Pioneer Coop website here: we support farmers and 6:30 to 8 pm http://www.newpi.com business people who are good stewards of the soil, plants, animals and other natural resources JCLFA Announcements Food Democracy – we Greetings everyone! It has been a busy strive to build a fair and time for our board members since Field to Family just food system that is last fall. JCLFA’s board of directors decided to accessible to all take a step forward and hire a part-time Executive Coordinator to keep our members Ethical Business – we organized, growing and working together for the encourage cooperation, strength and growth of Johnson County Local loyalty and fairness Food Alliance (JCLFA). Michelle Kenyon Brown, between and among former Executive Director of Iowa Renewable Energy Association and Program Organizer for farmers, consumers, and other Iowa nonprofits, began serving as our businesses Executive Coordinator late January. Michelle is working with JCLFA to: Celebration of Community – we share the joys of a * Increase our membership base community-based *Expand our volunteer program agriculture, where people are connected to the * Increase our visibility seasons, the land, the food * Expand our educational offerings and each other * Recruit volunteers and train them to serve as community leaders Stay tuned to our website and your email to hear about ways you can get more involved in our work to expand the production of local foods in Johnson and its surrounding counties. JCLFA Board and Staff James Nisly President Please show your commitment to GOAL: Jay Bennett building a more local and more Spend 10% of your weekly Vice President sustainable food economy in Johnson food dollars and surrounding counties. with BFBL Jean Donohue members. Treasurer I PLEDGE TO: Janee Weaver SPEND 10% of my weekly food dollars with Secretary participating BFBL members Andrea Heffernan USE the BFBL directory to locate BFBL farms, restaurants, grocers and other food businesses Jeff Hughes SUPPORT the local economy by using my food Scott Koepke dollars to strengthen our local food system Lucie Laurian MAKE A DIFFERENCE in my community by Leah Wilson sharing my enthusiasm for fresh, local foods CONSERVE energy and protect the Staff: environment by purchasing local foods Michelle Kenyon Brown LEAD a healthy lifestyle by serving fresh and Executive Coordinator local foods to my family Interested in becoming a ENJOY the delicious flavors and diversity of part of JCLFA or know fresh, local Iowa foods someone that is? To Join Buy Fresh Buy Local and Johnson County Local Food Alliance (JCLFA) as a Consumer Member, please fill out the form below and return to JCLFA by mail at PO BOX Have something to sell, 93, Iowa City, IA 52244 or by emailing us at email@example.com. an event to announce, or seasonal recipes or Name ________________________________________________ photos to share in the next newsletter? Contact Address _____________________________________________ Michelle Kenyon Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org City _____________________ State ___ Zip ________________ Or at (319) 325-2701 Email address ________________________________________ Signature ____________________________________________ 3 Internship Opportunity Volunteers Needed for Social Marketing Digital Media Intern Several opportunities are available We are the Johnson County Local Food Alliance (JCLFA), We are the Johnson County Local Food Alliance (JCLFA), an an association of farmers, food businesses, consumers association of farmers, food businesses, consumers and and support organizations, who all strive to make fresh, support organizations, who all strive to make fresh, locally locally grown food more widely available (and eaten!) in grown food more widely available (and eaten!) in our our communities. JCLFA is a chapter of the Iowa Buy communities. JCLFA is a chapter of the Iowa Buy Fresh Buy Fresh Buy Local, a national collective of local campaigns Local, a national collective of local campaigns that strives to that strives to grow the market for local, sustainable grow the market for local, sustainable food, increase sales, food, increase sales, income and stability of direct income and stability of direct marketing farmers, spotlight marketing farmers, spotlight local food providers and local food providers and businesses and stimulate the businesses and stimulate the longer-term vitality of Iowa longer-term vitality of Iowa agriculture by making agriculture by making independent farmers and independent farmers and businesses stronger. businesses stronger. We are looking for volunteers who are able to offer their We are looking for an intern who has great online social time and skills to help grow our organization. networking skills and has some basic marketing experience to help us develop and execute a social These include: marketing strategy to promote our message, increase Business, Farmer and Consumer Membership Recruiters our membership and market our events. Event Planners. (JCLFA holds an annual Local Food Summit as Requirements: Experience with social media tools and well as our Field to Family events) technologies - (i.e. Facebook, YouTube, Constant Board Members Contact, Twitter, Linked In, Google Analytics) and an Writers (newsletter articles, website content, etc.) understanding of viral marketing and social media. Media Advocates Experience with one or more software applications used Accountants to create and/or update websites Must possess strong communications skills with keen Requirements: attention to detail and editing; excellent organizational Ability to maintain regular volunteer hours. The exact and interpersonal skills; a proven track record of times/days are flexible prioritizing and completing multiple assignments and a Must possess strong communications skills; excellent self-starter that is able to work both independently and organizational and interpersonal skills; a self-starter that is within a team setting. Familiarity with Adobe Creative able to work both independently and within a team setting. Suite, basic digital video editing and video equipment a plus. This position reports directly to the Executive Volunteers report directly to the Executive Coordinator of Coordinator of the Johnson County Local Food Alliance. the Johnson County Local Food Alliance. This internship position is an excellent opportunity for This is an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in students looking to pursue a career in public relations, eating more local food and helping to educate others about marketing and communications, nonprofit advocacy, the value of local food. digital design and website design as well as those interested in entering the fields of local food production To apply please send the following to JCLFA Executive and child nutrition. Coordinator Michelle Kenyon Brown at email@example.com by April 1, 2010: 10 Hours a week for the first 2 weeks, flexible schedule 5 to 7 hours a week thereafter A cover letter describing: Your interest in volunteering for JCLFA To apply please send the following to JCLFA Executive Any past experience working for or volunteering with non Coordinator Michelle Kenyon Brown at profit organizations firstname.lastname@example.org by March 5, 2010: Skills you have to offer Time you are willing to donate A cover letter describing experience and/or knowledge of social marketing, digital media, creating websites and working for or volunteering with nonprofit organizations. Your resume A writing sample Link to Website you created and/or updated Three references 4
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