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Rural Advancement Foundation International USA
Collaborating members of Rural Advancement Foundation International
Jean Willoughby - Project Director, Agricultural Reinvestment Fund
Jean Willoughby serves as Project Director for the Agricultural Reinvestment Fund, our cost-share grant program for innovative and entrepreneurial farmers. She also currently serves as Co-Project Director of a project funded by the Southern Risk Management Education Center, through which she created a new online resource for farmers, the Resourceful Farmer. Jean works closely with the Farm Sustainability Program staff on projects related to farmer training programs, farm finance and risk management education, and rural cooperative development. Prior to joining RAFI in 2012, she worked for a national environmental nonprofit. She holds a BA in Sociology from Wesleyan University.
Joe Schroeder – Director, Farm Sustainability Program
Joe Schroeder has been with RAFI-USA for five years as a Field Coordinator and then as Director of the Tobacco Communities Reinvestment Fund (TCRF). Previously, Joe spent a year with SEIU Local 880 as a union organizer in Chicago before moving back to his native Ohio River Valley to organize farmers and food entrepreneurs with Community Farm Alliance. Joe graduated from Earlham College with a BA in Economics in 2004.