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Mid-Atlantic Director

Jim BairdJim Baird works with agricultural and conservation partners in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia to promote policies that protect farming. He coordinates American Farmland Trust’s Agriculture & Environment Chesapeake Bay project to help maintain viable farms and clean water through the adoption of nutrient-related conservation practices, ensuring that farmer concerns are reflected in policy and program discussions.

A staff member at American Farmland Trust since 2007, Baird also works to adopt national model farmland protection programs at state and county levels. He has helped agricultural groups work toward a common perspective on the Chesapeake Bay, and he built coalitions to support policy development for the 2008 Farm Bill.

Baird holds a B.A. from Middlebury College and an M.S. from the University of Maryland. He has worked as a Peace Corps volunteer, with the Salvation Army World Services Office as the Africa program director, as a consultant for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, and as director of sustainability education for the Izaak Walton League.

Contact Information
1150 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 378-1235

American Farmland Trust