An Organic Outreach Coordinator will strive to educate consumers on the benefits of organically grown specialty crops. Working with the Publicity Coordinator, disseminate outreach materials via email and in-person at a minimum of eight events over 2 years – farmer’s markets and other venues with specialty-crop consumers. Outreach will be directed to consumers and producers/growers.
The Organic Materials List Coordinator will develop, publish, disseminate and maintain a list of approved-for-organic materials available in RI. The Organic Materials List will be available for free download as well as printed and mailed once each grant year to all known farmers that use certified organic, chemical free or IPM growing methods. Additional printed lists will be available to RI specialty crop farmers by request.
These contract positions are funded through March 31, 2017 by a generous Specialty Crop grant administered through the RI Department of Environmental Management’s Division of Agriculture. This grant funds efforts to enhance farmers’ ability to grow and market their crops.