Helen VanBeck - American Farmland Trust

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Helen VanBeck

Midwest Program Manager
HVanBeck@farmland.org 872-250-8771

Helen VanBeck is a Midwest Program Manager for American Farmland Trust, where she is responsible for managing programs including the Illinois Sustainable Ag Partnership (ISAP) and Saving Tomorrow’s Ag Resources (STAR). Helen works closely with partners across Illinois to advance the adoption of conservation practices that are proven to build soil health, improve water quality, and support climate resiliency, adaptation, and mitigation. Prior to joining AFT in 2021, Helen provided communication support for Field to Market, where she collaborated with members across the food and ag supply chain to share success stories of farmers, trusted advisors, and effective partnerships across the country. She has also worked on environmental policy issues at the state and federal levels. Helen earned her Bachelor of Science in environmental policy with an emphasis in sustainable agriculture from the University of California, Davis.

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