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Jeremy Peters Joins American Farmland Trust as
Director of Federal Policy


Michele Wells, Wells Communications, (303) 417-0696 mwells@wellscommunications.net


Washington, D.C., August 3, 2012 – Farm policy veteran Jeremy Peters will join American Farmland Trust (AFT) as Director of Federal Policy effective Aug. 27.

Peters will take the lead in developing and advocating AFT positions on federal farm, conservation, farmland protection, tax and clean water policy, along with addressing other legislative issues that cross the areas of farming and environmental quality.

Peters previously managed policy programs for the National Farmers Union and the National Association of Conservation Districts. 

“Jeremy’s farm background, his keen strategic thinking and excellent experience in legislative management make him an ideal leader for AFT,” said Jon Scholl, president of AFT. “He is in a great position to further AFT’s unique ability to bridge and work collaboratively with farm and environmental interests.”

Peters grew up on a farm in Southwestern Virginia and earned B.A. degrees in Political Science and History from Emory and Henry College, as well as a Masters in Public Administration from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.




American Farmland Trust is the nation's leading conservation organization dedicated to protecting farmland, promoting sound farming practices and keeping farmers on the land. Since its founding in 1980 by a group of farmers and citizens concerned about the rapid loss of farmland to development, AFT has helped save millions of acres of farmland from development and led the way for the adoption of conservation practices on millions more.

AFT's national office is located in Washington, DC. Phone: 202-331-7300. For more information, visit www.farmland.org.

American Farmland Trust