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2017 Fellows on a field trip during the month-long training program.—Kevin McCann, 2017 Fellow

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Director, Agriculture Conservation Innovations at American Farmland Trust

Worthington, Ohio 43085
United States of America


As Director of Agricultural Conservation Innovations at American Farmland Trust, Brian Brandt has played a principal role in American Farmland Trust’s efforts to engage the agricultural industry in developing environmental service markets in the Ohio River Basin and the upper Midwest. Most recently, Brian has coordinated the implementation and documentation of practices by farmers in the Ohio River Basin Water Quality Trading Pilot. In addition, Brian has worked to develop innovative risk management tools, such as the BMP Challenge guarantee program, to overcome barriers to increased adoption of conservation practices by farmers. Brian also brings an intimate knowledge of production agriculture to his work having been raised on a hog and cash grain farm in Ohio. Brian is actively involved in managing the family farm and with many family members, colleagues and friends still actively engaged in farming, he maintains a vital link to the production agriculture industry.