Beth Hauptle

18 posts

Connecting Farmers and Buyers

On July 13, RAFI-USA hosted a Farmer & Buyer Connect event at Piney Wood Park in Durham, NC. Learn more and see photos from this event.

Edna Rodriguez

Edna Rodriguez, Ahead of the Curve

In this staff spotlight, Executive Director Edna Rodriguez shares a bit about her background what organizational shifts have come about during her tenure, and her passion for tackling the issues that RAFI-USA faces on a daily basis.

RAFI-USA’s Latest E-Newsletter

Here’s a link to our latest E-Newsletter! Please take a look and if you enjoy it, we encourage you to sign up for the email list.

Ray Jeffers

Welcoming B. Ray Jeffers to RAFI-USA Team

Meet Ray Jeffers, RAFI-USA’s newest team member. Ray is a former RAFI-USA grant recipient and runs BR Jeffers Farm in Roxboro, NC in Person County. Ray’s role at RAFI-USA will be supporting the creation of alternative local food markets for food producers and farmers of color.

Michelle Osborne’s Long and Winding Road to RAFI-USA

Learn about Come to the Table’s Senior Program Manager, Michelle Osborne’s, journey to RAFI-USA. Her advice to faith communities: “Buy from local farmers as much as you can and take action — call your elected officials and tell them what you want out of your food system.”

[CLOSED] Job Posting: Operations Coordinator

RAFI-USA is looking to hire a full-time Operations Coordinator to assist with managing technology, office space and grounds, supplies and printed materials, HR, and other administrative tasks.

Kelli Dale explores soybeans

Kelli Dale on Bees, Seeds, and Weeds

This month’s featured staff member is Kelli Dale. Kelli shares about how she got her start in agriculture (likely a familiar story of a nine-year-old driving tractors), RAFI-USA’s work in helping farmers develop organic regionally adapted commodity seeds, and the pollinators and pollinators habitat project. 

Virtual Open House VIdeo

Virtual Open House

RAFI-USA held a virtual Open House in February of 2021. Hear Board and Staff members share their program priorities for 2021.