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New England Director

Cris CoffinCris Coffin joined American Farmland Trust in 2001, where she leads efforts to promote farmland protection, farm viability and conservation practices in New England through research, outreach, advocacy and policy development at the local, state and national level.

Coffin brings a wealth of federal agricultural and conservation policy experience to the position, having worked on and off Capitol Hill for many years. Prior positions include research assistant with Resources for the Future, legislative assistant to U.S. Senator Jim Sasser, professional staff on the Senate Agriculture Committee, and legislative assistant and chief of staff to Senator Herb Kohl. Her policy specialties include conservation and forestry issues, and she is a veteran of several federal Farm Bill reauthorizations. She has also served as consultant to both the Vermont and Wisconsin Departments of Agriculture.

Coffin holds a B.A. in geography from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. She sits on the board of the Franklin Land Trust.

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1 Short St., Suite 2
Northampton, MA 01060
(413) 586-4593 x29

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