Jennifer Dempsey

Director of the Farmland Information Center

Jennifer Dempsey manages the Farmland Information Center for American Farmland Trust, a public/private partnership with USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service that reaches 70,000 to 80,000 people annually with online literature, laws, sample documents and statistics on farmland protection.

Jennifer oversees the delivery of technical assistance to our staff, outside professionals and the public. She provides research, policy and program analysis and technical reviews to support the Farmland and Communities and the Agriculture and the Environment programs. She has produced more than 20 fact sheets that serve as a core farmland protection curriculum and has created model ordinances on topics like farm labor, housing and direct marketing to support farm economic viability.

Jennifer has served on a local commission responsible for wetlands permitting and co-authored the first open space and recreation plan for Hadley, Massachusetts. She also helped develop the town's transfer of development rights program. Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Mount Holyoke College and a Master of Science in resource management and administration from Antioch New England Graduate School.

Phone: (413) 586-9330 x13