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The RFSI team brings more than two decades of experience in agriculture, food systems, investing, research, media, and events.
Our goal is to work across diverse groups of funders and stakeholders to mobilize more capital for regenerative food and agriculture projects. We also aim to expand the distribution of information and tools that communicate the financial, ecological, and social benefits of investments in a regenerative food system.
Capital, from many diverse sources, is critical to the expansion of a regenerative food system.
We hope you will join us in growing this crucial community.
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Sarah Day Levesque
Sarah has spent more than 15 years working to connect agriculture and food systems stakeholders to the information and networks they need to be successful. She is committed to contributing to a healthy and productive path forward for the food system and for the past six years, Sarah has worked closely with regenerative farmers in her role leading the development and execution of educational experiences at Acres USA, a Questor Regen Co. company. Sarah is a firm believer in the power of learning and enrichment experiences to bring communities of all kinds together for positive change and in late 2018, Sarah started Regenerative Food Systems Investment to address to address a lack of attention, awareness, and capital being given to investment opportunities in regenerative agriculture and food.
Before joining Acres USA in late 2016, Sarah spent a decade in agricultural media, where she played a key role in the development of successful event and media brands, including Women in Agribusiness and Organic & Non-GMO Forum, and also served as Editor-in-Chief of Global AgInvesting Media.
Sarah holds an M.S. in Agriculture and Resource Economics and an M.S. in International Agricultural Development from University of California, Davis.
When she’s not working, you can find Sarah running, hiking, coaching youth basketball, or playing ball with her family.
Events & Marketing Project Manager
Rachel believes a systems change approach engaging diverse perspectives is essential to creating a regenerative food system. Rachel is a creative thinker skilled in bringing communities and organizations together in meaningful ways.
Prior to joining RFSI, Rachel was the Events Manager for Acres U.S.A, where she produced national conferences and trade shows focused on soil health education. Rachel has also managed grassroots food system development in Iowa where she created new markets for local food and educational campaigns for consumers.
Rachel holds a B.A. in Anthropology and Environmental Studies from Luther College. When she’s not working, Rachel enjoys trail running, gardening, crafting delicious meals and traveling to all corners of the globe.
Business Development Manager
Passionate about regenerative agriculture and making the world a better place for future generations, Ian has a long career working in agricultural business development and food systems.
His multifaceted career spans from operational systems development and procurement management to facility planning and construction to marketing and sales. He is recognized for his ability to leverage logistics and supply chain operations, process improvement, and team leadership to achieve business and organizational objectives on projects across four continents.
Ian is the Founder of Pastured Proteins which he established to support producers, suppliers, and brands in the development, production, marketing and sales of highly attribute proteins with a focus in the regenerative agriculture space.
Previously, he has served as General Manager with ESRO Food Group International and Fayman International, the Director of Protein Supply at Strauss Brands, as well as the Head of US Production and Central Business Development at El Raigon Beef Company/Estancia Beef/Pasture One Beef and Chief Operating Officer with Carmen Ranch.
Ian studied Agriculture and Environmental Science at Western State College in Gunnison, Colorado. He resides in Colorado with his wife and two young children and enjoys skiing, hiking, camping, music, photography, and has a passion for regenerative agriculture.
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Our Family of Operations
RFSI is a Questor Regen Co initiative. Questor Regen Co is an education, event, and media company working to grow impactful niche market and business communities – including but not limited to agriculture and food – by facilitating opportunities to learn and build stronger business relationships and networks. We do this through the development of high-quality, informative events and related services, online platforms and publications.