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MIDWEST Director

Mike Baise joined American Farmland Trust in January 2012 as the Midwest Director. Baise’s primary responsibilities include managing projects that help farmers improve water quality, engaging stakeholders to develop policy, and finding practical solutions that result in viable farms and an improved environment. He also plays an important role in maintaining key relationships with leaders in agriculture and executing a strategic plan for the future of the Midwest regional office.

Baise has an extensive history working in government and nonprofit organizations. After receiving his Masters in Agricultural Economics from the University of Illinois, he spent 12 years working in a variety of program and administrative positions at the Illinois Department of Agriculture. After completing a Masters of Public Affairs from Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs, he went to work for Indiana Farm Bureau. During nearly 15 years at Farm Bureau, he worked as an advocate for agricultural and natural resource issues. In 2010, he was awarded a Partners in Conservation Award from the U.S. Department of Interior for collaborative soil conservation work.

Agriculture and environmental affairs are Baise’s life-long passions. Upon joining American Farmland Trust, he remarked, “I am very excited to be a part of this organization, and I am looking forward to working with Midwestern farmers to enhance the protection of our precious land and water resources.”

Contact Information
2717 Blue Ridge Court
Bloomington, IN 47408
(317) 508-0756
mbaise@farmland.org

 
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