Senior Policy and Program Advisor
Bob Wagner draws on 25 years of experience at American Farmland Trust to create and promote state and local farmland protection strategies nationwide and to oversee AFT’s land project and easement stewardship activities. He also develops materials to advance farmland protection issues and techniques.
He has represented American Farmland Trust in the development of farm and ranch land protection programs in Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Vermont, Kentucky, New York, Hawaii, Texas, Wisconsin and Ohio. A co-author of studies such as Investing in the Future of Agriculture: The Massachusetts Farmland Protection Program, Wagner contributed to the national guidebook, Saving American Farmland, writes frequently for American Farmland Trust’s blog, “The Farmland Report,” and speaks at local, state, regional and national events on the importance of local agriculture and the techniques communities can use to protect agricultural resources.
Before joining American Farmland Trust, Wagner was a legislative assistant to then-Congressman James Jeffords of Vermont and a land use consultant for the Vermont Department of Agriculture. He has a B.S. in biology from Bucknell University and an M.S. in natural resources planning from the University of Vermont.
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