Stephanie Mercier

Dr. Stephanie Mercier is a Senior Policy Adviser at the Farm Journal Foundation. An Iowa native, she has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Washington University in St. Louis and a Ph.D. in agricultural economics from Iowa State University. Previous to her work at the Foundation, she served as team leader for the Trade Policy […]

John Larson

John represents AFT externally and works to establish strategic partnerships that advance mission goals. Before joining AFT, John served as CEO of the National Association of Conservation Districts, executive director of the Washington Association of Conservation Districts, and president of the Washington Association of District Employees. He has also served as manager of the Conservation Districts Partnership—a consortium of multiple conservation districts.  Before beginning his […]

Sarah Jones

Sarah Jones and her husband, Bart, have a 15-year-old son, Ty. Together, they own and operate Red Hill Farms, a 7th-generation family farm located in both south central Kentucky and northern middle Tennessee where they raise beef cattle, swine, sheep, and row crops to support their livestock operations. In their free time, they enjoy days […]

Mitchell Hora

Mitchell is a 7th-generation Iowa farmer and the Founder/CEO of Continuum Ag, a soil health data intelligence company. Continuum works with enterprise level partners to help them implement regenerative ag practices throughout their supply chain or portfolio. Via the expansion of their TopSoil Tool, the group has amassed a footprint of 42 states and 20 countries and […]

Cristian Barcan

Cristian Barcan is vice president and rural sustainability officer for Rabo AgriFinance. In his role at Rabobank, Cristian leads the rural sustainability and Carbon Bank efforts across the region and works closely with the Wholesale sustainability team, communications, innovation, risk, and compliance to integrate practices that provide data around stewardship, continuous improvement, and showcasing. Cristian […]

Terry Cosby

NRCS Chief Terry Cosby leads a premier federal conservation agency known for its 3,000 field-office network that helps farmers, ranchers and private forest landowners nationwide plan and carry out voluntary conservation activities on their operations. During Terry’s more than 40-year career with NRCS, he has held numerous leadership and staff positions. He began his career […]

Kevin O’Donnell

As senior vice president of sustainability for Dairy Farmers of America, Kevin is responsible for steering DFA’s sustainability activities and evolving the Cooperative’s environmental, social and governance efforts. Prior to joining DFA, Kevin worked as the sustainability strategy advisor for a venture capital fund focused on global food system innovation. Before that, he served for […]

Adam York

Adam York is the Director of Sustainability with National Sorghum Producers and the United Sorghum Checkoff Program. He is responsible for developing and leading the U.S. Sorghum Industry’s sustainability initiatives and continually assessing opportunities for investment and collaboration to increase the value of sorghum for farmers and industry stakeholders.  Prior to this role, he worked […]

Sally Flis

Sally Flis is the Senior Manager, Sustainability Field with Nutrien Ag Solutions. In this role, Sally is responsible for engagement of Nutrien Ag Solutions retail business with sustainability initiatives across the United States. Sally joined Nutrien Ag Solutions in January 2021 and has been working in that time with growers and crop consultants across the […]

Andrew Jordan

Andrew Jordan is owner of Jordan Associates whose business purpose is to aid agricultural organizations in meeting customer expectations for responsibly grown products. Most recently Jordan was on the grant writing team of the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol, which won a USDA award for Climate Smart Agriculture.   Jordan is formerly Technical Services Director of the […]