Reginaldo (Regi) Haslett-Marroquin
Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin a native Guatemalan began working on economic development projects with indigenous communities in 1988. Served as a consultant for the UNDP’s Bureau for Latin America and as an advisor to the World Council of Indigenous Peoples. Migrated to the US in 1992, a founding member of the Fair-Trade Federation in 1994, Director of the Fair Trade Program at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy from 1995 to 1998, led the creation and launch of Peace Coffee, a fair-trade coffee company and a multitude of inner-city new immigrant enterprise efforts in Minnesota.
Public recognitions include: 1996 MN’s Twin Cities International Citizens of the Year, 2008 Service to Mankind Award (SERTOMA). Regi is currently a member of the Rotary Club of Northfield, board member with Conservation Core of Minnesota and Iowa, founding and steering committee member of Regeneration International founding member of Regeneration Guatemala, Founder of Regeneration Agriculture Alliance, a platform focused on building regenerative agriculture industry infrastructure and an Advisory Board member for the Savanna Institute. In August 2018 Regi was awarded one of the prestigious lifetime Ashoka Fellowships for his ground-braking work in the innovative Poultry Centered Regenerative Agriculture System he has pioneered.
Regi has an agronomy degree from the National Central School of Agriculture, studied at the Universidad de San Carlos in Guatemala and graduated in Business Administration from Augsburg University in Minneapolis. Regi currently lives and farms in Minnesota with his wife Amy and three kids, he is the Systems and Strategy Officer at Main Street Project, Co-Owner and Co-Founder of Regeneration Farms LLC. and Tree-Range™ Chicken, and author of "In the Shadow of Green Man", my journey from poverty and hunger to food security and hope. He can be found on Facebook and TwitterSee All Speakers