Nate Birt is Senior Adviser to Farm Journal’s Trust In Food. In his past role as Vice President, he led the day-to-day operations of America’s Conservation Ag Movement, a national public-private partnership that empowers collaborators to leverage Farm Journal’s 145+ years of market trust and farmer-to-farmer networks to accelerate adoption of regenerative practices, products and technologies.
Nate previously served as managing editor of Top Producer, Farm Journal’s CEO brand serving 120,000 farm executives. He began his career at Farm Journal in 2012 as assistant machinery editor and social media editor.
Before joining Farm Journal, Nate worked as a journalist in consumer media. His portfolio includes work for AOL/Patch.com, the Boonville (Mo.) Daily News, the Boulder (Colo.) Daily Camera, the Columbia Missourian, the Columbia (Mo.) Tribune, Credit Sesame, the Detroit Free Press, ScribbleLive, Social5, The Washington Post and Visual.ly.
Nate is the author of “Frozen, But Not Forgotten: An Adoptive Dad’s Step-by-Step Guide to Embryo Adoption,” and has appeared as a guest on The Eric Metaxas Show. He holds a master’s degree in journalism and bachelor’s degrees in journalism and political science from the University of Missouri. He and his wife, Julie, are parents to four children and many chickens, cats and a dog. They aspire to farm 8 acres in rural, northeastern Missouri.