Brian Brandt has been on the American Farmland Trust staff since 1998 and currently directs the Agricultural Conservation Innovations program. Brian plays an integral role in the multi-disciplinary effort to help farmers implement farming practices that will benefit the environment without sacrificing yields or profits.
Brian spearheaded the development of the BMP Challenge guarantee program and played a principal role in AFT's efforts to engage the agricultural industry in developing environmental service markets in the Ohio River Basin and the upper Midwest.
Brian brings an intimate knowledge of production agriculture to his work. He grew up on a hog and cash grain farm in west-central Ohio and currently manages that family farm, maintaining a vital link to farming.
Brandt is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in agronomy.