State Reports

State Summary 2017 — Rhode Island

State Contact

Ms. Heidi Quinn
Rhode Island Farm Bureau
16B Nooseneck Hill Road
West Greenwich, RI 02817
P: 401.385.3339
E: haquinn@rifb.org
Website

Classroom Resources

Once again, RI Farm Bureau is rebooting our program after an administrative change. I will be attending the Leadership Summit in Chicago in April. Prior to reaching out, I have already been approached by an elementary teacher to help integrate Agriculture into their after school programming since our schools' curricula can be very rigid.

Major Program Accomplishments or Outputs

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Major Program Impacts or Outcomes

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Biosketch

Heidi Quinn is the new Executive Director of RI Farm Bureau, just beginning to take part in the AITC program since her late-July 2017 hire. Heidi holds a Bachelor's of Science in Elementary Education with a concentration in Animal Science from URI. She spent 12 years as a long-term substitute teacher while raising her children. She is an FFA and 4-H volunteer. Heidi has been the Executive Director of the RI Raised Livestock Association since 2011, and has focused on educating both farmers and consumers.