Lia RazCase Study Conservation Agronomist
Lia joined American Farmland Trust in September of 2020 as a Farm Conservation Planner with the New England regional team. In that role, she worked directly with farmers and other landowners and managers in Massachusetts to help them implement conservation practices on their farm, access federal funding, and protect their land as part of AFT’s partnership with NRCS. Before joining AFT, she managed the perennial department of a nursery in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. In 2016, Lia completed her Permaculture Design Certificate in Peru where she lived for ten months helping to transform an old coffee plantation into a regenerative food forest and self-reliant off-grid community. Upon her return to the States, she received her Master Composter Certification from New York City’s Department of Sanitation and worked on organic farms and biodynamic farms in Maine and Massachusetts. In March of 2020, she graduated from the New York Botanical Garden’s School of Professional Horticulture, where her focus was on regenerative agriculture.