Sarah Fulton-Smith - American Farmland Trust

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Sarah Fulton-Smith

Texas Regional Director

Sarah leads AFT’s programs in Texas and joined AFT in March of 2023. As a seventh-generation Texan, she is excited to expand AFT’s presence in Texas, and to work with partners across the diverse landscape of the state to address the urgent need to protect land and promote environmentally sound farming practices. Sarah has worked at the intersection of agriculture and climate change issues throughout her career as a policy advocate, a researcher and a landowner/ operator. For the last several years, she has been operating her own farm and small business in Maryland where she collaborated with local partners to permanently protect the farm and implemented several conservation agreements. Previously, she worked at the UN Foundation and the UN FAO, focusing on sustainable land use, bioenergy, and other agriculture/ climate change issues bringing together stakeholders to advance policy. Sarah holds an MPA from Columbia University, and a BS in Bioenvironmental Sciences from Texas A&M University. She is a doctoral candidate at Colorado State University in Soil and Crop Sciences studying the contribution of crop residues and roots to soil organic matter formation and carbon sequestration.

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