Lisa Misch

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In addition to serving as chair of RAFI-USA's Direct Service Team, Lisa is the program manager for the Expanding Farmers Market Access program. Prior to joining RAFI-USA, Lisa served as the AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer at the College of Menominee Nation in Keshena, WI and has worked on small, sustainable farms in the Midwest and internationally. She holds a BA in Environmental Studies from St. Olaf College.

Upcoming Webinar – What is NAP and is it right for my farm?

Join us for a Farmers of Color Network webinar on Feb 10 to explore one of several Farm Service Agency (FSA) programs that provide disaster assistance to farmers. NAP or Non-insurable Crop Disaster Assistance Program offers protection against natural disasters that lead to low crop yield, crop loss, or other negative impacts.

Job Opening: Farmer Resource Advocate

RAFI-USA is looking for a full-time Farmer Resource Advocate to support farmers across the Southeast who are applying for FSA loans or requesting farm financial planning assistance.

COVID-19 Relief Resources for Farmers

An updated summary of some of the currently available opportunities for farmers seeking pandemic relief. Some of the programs listed below also apply to farmers markets, food hubs, and other food system intermediaries.

Hurricane Ida Recovery for Farmers and Ranchers

Farmers and ranchers impacted by Ida may be eligible for a variety of disaster recovery programs. This blog includes a summary of currently available programs, expected programs to open soon, and general information about disaster recovery for farmers.

Communities Coalescing to Build Resilience

Learn about a great example of community collaboration between Steve Moore, a farmer in Harnett County, NC, and Veronica Watson, a Master Gardener and parishioner at McQueen Chapel UMC in Lee County, NC.