AgriCorps is pleased to announce Travis Sheets as our new Chief of Party in Liberia. Travis will be stationed in Monrovia, Liberia, working with 4-H Liberia to expand School-Based Agriculture Education to junior high youth across the country. Sheets will build upon his exemplary track record of leadership in agricultural education in Liberia.
Having previously spent five years in Ganta, Liberia, with Hope in the Harvest, an organization he co-founded, Sheets served many roles for the Liberian International Christian College (LICC). As the Chair of the Agriculture Department, he headed the design and building of the Agriculture Research Center (ARC) and built demonstration farms of row crops, fruits, vegetables and livestock. In addition to his efforts in expanding facilities, he created LICC’s agriculture curriculum for bachelor and associate degrees and taught agriculture, business, math and development courses.
“Travis brings great on-the-ground experience in Liberia that is applicable to our mission with 4-H and school-based agricultural education. We are excited about this opportunity,” stated Trent McKnight, President of AgriCorps.
Sheets has an extensive history with project management both locally and internationally, having served as the Parks and Recreation Director for the City of Frankfort and other roles in government for over 18 years. He has travelled to more than a dozen countries working in agriculture development and leading a multitude of building projects.
Sheets is a native of Indiana and currently resides in Mesa, Arizona, with this wife, Gina. Presently a Senior Fellow with the Sagamore Institute, Sheets has focused on African Initiatives and developing their Global Consortium Portfolio. He begins his role with AgriCorps in mid-January.