More About Jamie Pottern
amie Pottern is the New England Program Manager with American Farmland Trust, facilitating projects and programs that address farmland loss and support farmers and conservation organizations across New England. Jamie served as Land, Community & Education Director at Agrarian Trust, during 2018 and 2019. Jamie coordinated the national FaithLands initiative, including the Eastern North Carolina FaithLands Inventory Project and also brought her wealth of knowledge of farm conservation and land access strategies to the developing local Agrarian Commons model. Jamie previously managed the Farm Conservation Program at Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust, facilitating the protection of working farms and forests across north central and western Massachusetts, focusing on innovative mechanisms that address farmland affordability, housing, and farmland transfer to the next generation. Jamie is deeply committed to the mission and values that Agrarian Trust embodies, especially commitments to racial and economic justice around land and agroecological and regenerative land management practices. Jamie holds a Masters in Sustainable Landscape Planning & Design from the Conway School of Landscape Design, a B.A. from Brandeis University in Environmental Studies and International & Global Studies, and a certificate from The Farm School’s Learn to Farm Program.