Lisa Misch

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In addition to supporting RAFI-USA financial and operations management, Lisa coordinates the Fresh Bucks Farmers Market Incentive program and serves as Coordinator for RAFI-USA’s Policy Team. Prior to joining RAFI-USA, Lisa served as the AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer at the College of Menominee Nation in Keshena, WI where she managed the Tribe’s farmers market. Lisa has previous experience working on small, sustainable farms in the Midwest and internationally. She holds a BA in Environmental Studies from St. Olaf College. Outside of RAFI-USA, Lisa spends her time singing, learning to play the violin, and working on her ever-growing reading list.

Farmer Resources

Many farmers are still feeling the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, so we’ve compiled a list of various financial relief resources available to farmers right now or in the near future.

Mario Delgado Packs It Up for His Customers During COVID-19

Charlotte Minguez, RAF-USA’s Just Foods Program Coordinator, recently talked with farmer Mario Delgado about how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected his farming operations. Mario says that he had to quickly convert to a pre-order system, which was helped by the Geer Street Restaurant, who allowed him to use their parking lot for order pickups.

Action Alert: Securing Support for Farmers in Senate C4 Bill

Two months ago, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act to address the coronavirus pandemic, which included provisions related to agriculture. In order for any part of the bill to become law, the Senate will need to pass its own version.

Understanding the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

We at RAFI-USA want to give you the best information and assistance we can to navigate the complicated federal COVID-19 relief programs available. This communication is about the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP).