New York Field Representative
Tim Biello joined American Farmland Trust in January 2014 as a New York Field Representative, leading our work to facilitate the successful transition of farms to the next generation. In this capacity, he is overseeing the development of the Hudson Valley Farmlink Network and corresponding website, Hudson Valley Farmland Finder. In addition Biello is coordinating farmland access and farm transfer training programs for farmers, landowners and professionals, and assisting with research and policy work regarding next generation farmer issues as well as supporting the development of a new training institute for leaders engaged in local government to support agriculture and protection farmland.
Biello is personally familiar with the challenges facing the next generation in finding farmland at affordable prices and under the right conditions. For the past seven years, Biello has worked on and managed farms in the Hudson Valley, Finger Lakes and North Country regions of New York, as well as conducted a search for farmland on which to launch a farm operation of his own. Working on highly diversified farms, most of his experience has been in vegetable production, livestock husbandry and dairying. Biello is also an experienced teamster and owns a pair of hardworking draft horses.
In addition to his farm work, Biello has completed a MS in Rural Sociology with a focus on agriculture, natural resources, community development and conservation biology. Biello has worked closely with Hudson Valley agricultural organizations, including Hawthorne Valley Farm and Phillies Bridge Farm Project, on field research and participatory research projects as well as agricultural education programs for the public.
112 Spring St., Suite 207
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866