VP of Programs
Jimmy Daukas has been with American Farmland Trust since 1997, managing national policy campaigns as well as senior project management, communications and development responsibilities. Daukas currently directs AFT’s Agriculture & Environment program, helping farmers and ranchers improve water quality and combat climate change while maintaining an economically viable agriculture sector. Through the program, American Farmland Trust is engaging agriculture in developing new policy solutions, creating ecosystem service markets and conducting on-farm demonstrations to maximize the participation of farmers and ranchers in reducing greenhouse gases and expanding the adoption of conservation practices that improve water quality.
Prior to this effort, Daukas oversaw American Farmland Trust’s campaign to transform U.S. agriculture policy in the 2008 Farm Bill to provide a better safety net, enhance conservation, improve rural development and expand access to healthy foods. He coordinated efforts throughout the organization including policy research and design, alliance building, legislative advocacy and communications.
Daukas previously served as the director of marketing and later acting vice president of marketing and communications for Earth Force, a children’s environmental action organization. In those roles, he had responsibility for strategic planning, direct response communications, database management, revenue-generating projects and budgeting.
Jimmy has a B.A. in economics from Middlebury College and holds M.B.A. and M.P.M. (Masters of Public Management) degrees from the University of Maryland.
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