Lisa Misch

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In addition to serving as chair of RAFI-USA's Direct Service Team, Lisa is the Director of Farmer Outreach and Technical Assistance. 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.

Cómo y por qué obtener un número de granja

Entonces, ¿qué es un número de granja y por qué debería pensar en obtener uno? El número de granja es una de las tres formas en que puede identificarse como agricultor para fines gubernamentales. También es la manera en que las oficinas del Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos (USDA) identifican su granja en relación con todos sus programas. Los programas agrícolas del USDA se administran a nivel local a través de las oficinas de la Agencia de Servicios Agrícolas (FSA) y el Servicio de Conservación de Recursos Naturales (NRCS) con sede en los condados.

WATCH: Webinar – How to work with FSA

Check out a video of a webinar in which we explored best practices for working with your local FSA office. After tips and practices were shared, two farmers detailed their experience and advice.

Resources for Resilient Farms

A new RAFI-USA project designed to help farmers of color access certain FSA programs We often hear from farmers who ask us what programs or funding is out there to help them build or expand their farming operation. Luckily, between the USDA, State Departments of Agriculture, and other local entities, there are many grants, programs, […]

[CLOSED] 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.