Jimmy Daukas has been with American Farmland Trust since 1997, managing national policy campaigns as well as senior program, operations, communications, and development responsibilities. Jimmy currently is Senior Program Officer, focusing on AFT national initiatives to combat climate change, engage non-operating landowners in conservation on their land, and save America’s most productive, versatile and resilient agricultural lands. He also continues to work on projects helping farmers and ranchers improve water quality while maintaining an economically viable agriculture sector. Previously, Jimmy directed AFT's programmatic efforts as Vice President for Programs and Managing Director for Agriculture & Environment. Through these efforts, American Farmland Trust engages agriculture in developing new policy solutions, creating ecosystem service markets, and conducting watershed demonstrations to maximize farmers' and ranchers' adoption of conservation practices.
Prior to this effort, Jimmy oversaw American Farmland Trust's campaign to transform U.S. agriculture policy in the 2008 Farm Bill to provide a better safety net, enhance conservation, and expand access to healthy foods. He coordinated efforts throughout the organization including policy research and design, alliance building, legislative advocacy and communications.
Jimmy previously served as the Director of Marketing and later acting Vice President of Marketing and Communications for Earth Force, a children's environmental action organization. In these roles, he had responsibility for strategic planning, direct response communications, database management, revenue-generating projects and budgeting.
Jimmy has a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Middlebury College and holds Master of Business Administration and Master in Project Management degrees from the University of Maryland.
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