Nancy McBrady - American Farmland Trust

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Nancy McBrady

Bureau Director, Bureau of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
Farms for the Future series speaker

Maine Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry Amanda Beal has announced her appointment of Nancy McBrady as Director of the Bureau of Agriculture, Food & Rural Resources, and Emily Horton as Director of Policy & Community Engagement.

Nancy McBrady has served as the Executive Director of the Wild Blueberry Commission of Maine. She joined the Wild Blueberry Commission in 2015 and directed programs for marketing and promotion, research and development, and policy engagement. During her tenure, McBrady has overseen the launch of a national school foodservice program that has resulted in a 157% increase in purchases of frozen Maine wild blueberries by public schools.

McBrady, a Lewiston, Maine native, earned a B.A. at Williams College and began her career as a management consultant with AT Kearney in Chicago, before returning to Maine to attend the University of Maine School of Law. She went on to practice environmental, land use, and municipal law at one of the state’s largest law firms. McBrady possesses a wealth of regulatory and policy experience, and a great enthusiasm for agriculture and its importance to Maine.