One of our regional partners, Lanesboro Local, recently announced an open position:
MARKET DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR
Lanesboro Local, Inc., a nonprofit local foods initiative based in Lanesboro, MN, seeks an organized, visionary professional to further develop its local foods business model. The market development director will work with specialty crop producer members to expand product lines and encourage licensed processing, optimize regional food sales in the downtown Marketplace, promote local foods and artisanal goods, and manage administrative tasks in cooperation with an active Board of Directors.
The ideal candidate will have experience with small scale retail food operations, small business development and sustainable agriculture; will relate openly to diverse groups of people; and will enjoy working in a vibrant small town.
This position is funded for one year, with the possibility of extension. Salary is negotiable and competitive.