Jamie PotternNew England Program Manager
Jamie works across New England to address land access barriers for farmers, protect farmland, and provide support to conservation organizations and communities. She is the co-author of AFT’s Farms Under Threat: A New England Perspective research report, which analyzes threats and opportunities for a more resilient and justice-driven agricultural system in New England. Jamie developed and managed AFT’s New England Farmer Microgrants Program in its first two years and continues to provide programmatic support and guidance to small grant-making programs in New England and across the organization. Prior to joining AFT, Jamie managed the Farm Conservation Program at Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust in north central Massachusetts and also served as the Land, Community & Education Director at Agrarian Trust. She has volunteered over the years on a diversity of municipal and non-profit boards and committees in her community. Jamie holds a Masters in Sustainable Landscape Planning & Design from The Conway School, a BA from Brandeis University in Environmental Studies and International & Global Studies, and a certificate from The Farm School’s Learn to Farm Program.