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Cost-Share Administrative Assistant
Jennifer Reddel joined PFI in November 2023 as the cost-share administrative assistant. In this role, she assists the farm viability department, working specifically with the field crops team and the back-end processes of PFI’s cost-share programs.
Jennifer grew up on a dairy farm in northwestern Iowa. When she was in sixth grade, her family moved to an acreage in the same area that they lovingly called “the roadside zoo.” Her family always planted a large garden, and canned and froze vegetables. She was also member of 4-H, where she showed sheep and has fond memories of woodworking with her grandpa and baking with her grandma. Both sides of her family were farmers. Going back home is always special, especially for the Threshermen and Collector’s Show, which is a huge tradition for her family.
Jennifer has a degree in business and is working to finish another in organizational leadership. Before PFI, Jennifer spent the majority of her career experience with adult education, operations and compliance in the franchise world. She also spent time in a school district, as well as a real estate office. These experiences helped to strengthen her skills in communication, transaction management, client services and relationship-building.
Outside of work, family is a priority, which usually includes cheering on their beloved Cyclones. Jennifer enjoys caring for her pollinator garden and anything that has to do with flowers and plants. She enjoys good food, good wine, live music and time with friends and family. Jennifer and her husband, David, live in Ankeny, Iowa, and have two sons.