Director of Federal Policy
Jeremy Peters joined American Farmland Trust in August 2012 as the Director of Federal Policy. Peters leads AFT’s efforts on Capitol Hill, advocating for sound federal farm, conservation, farmland protection, tax and clean water policy, along with addressing other legislative issues that cross the areas of farming and environmental quality.
Prior to joining AFT, Peters previously managed climate, conservation and energy policy programs for the National Farmers Union and the National Association of Conservation Districts. He also worked on Capitol Hill for former Congressman Earl Pomeroy, D – N.D., who sat on the House Agriculture Committee and the Ways and Means Committee.
Peters grew up on a family farm raising beef cattle in rural southwest Virginia. Peters holds B.A. degrees in Political Science and History from Emory and Henry College, as well as a Masters in Public Administration from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
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