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American Farmland Trust Welcomes Laura Trivers As Director of Marketing and Communications


Laura Trivers, Director of Marketing and Communications, American Farmland Trust

Phone: 202-378-1221

Email: ltrivers@farmland.org



Washington, D.C., May 28, 2014 --American Farmland Trust today announced the appointment of Laura Trivers as the director of marketing and communications. Trivers comes to AFT with more than a decade of experience at the intersection of food and agriculture policy and communications.

American Farmland Trust President and CEO Andrew McElwaine said, “Laura Trivers brings a wealth of experience to AFT. I was impressed with her commitment to and understanding of our work in farmland preservation and conservation. Laura will be involved in all aspects of our work and our mission. We welcome her to our team and look forward to working with her.”

Trivers served as a deputy press secretary at the U.S. Department of Agriculture during the Clinton Administration and worked in both the House of Representatives and the Senate, where she was the deputy press secretary for then-Sen. Al Gore.

For the past eight years, Trivers was a communications consultant for a variety of non-profit and private sector clients, many in the food and agriculture sector.

A Tennessee native, Trivers earned a B.A. in political science from Duke University and a master’s degree in liberal arts from Georgetown University. She lives in Bethesda, MD, with her husband, Mark Harkins, and their two children.

She can be contacted directly at 202-378-1221 or ltrivers@farmland.org


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American Farmland Trust is the nation's leading conservation organization dedicated to protecting farmland, promoting sound farming practices and keeping farmers on the land. Since its founding in 1980 by a group of farmers and citizens concerned about the rapid loss of farmland to development, AFT has helped save millions of acres of farmland from development and led the way for the adoption of conservation practices on millions more.

AFT's national office is located in Washington, DC. Phone: 202-331-7300. For more information, visit www.farmland.org.

American Farmland Trust