Director, Agricultural Sustainability
Areas of expertise: Land, Water & Wildlife Program
Suzy Friedman leads EDF’s work to advance economically viable initiatives to improve water quality and ecosystem resilience through collaboration with agriculture.
EDF’s strategy focuses on advancing economically viable improved input management through adaptive management and strategic placement of wetlands and other natural filters while minimizing land removed from productive agriculture.
Suzy is a member of multiple national committees of interest to the agricultural community; including:
- Member, EPA Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Advisory Committee;
- Member, Field to Market;
- Member, Chesapeake Bay Program Agricultural Nutrient and Sediment Reduction Workgroup;
- Member, NRCS State Technical Committees of Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania
Suzy earned her MS in Environmental Science and Policy from Johns Hopkins University and her BA in History and Environmental Studies from Princeton University. She has worked in the Washington, D.C., office of EDF since January 2001.
- Master of Science in Environmental Science and Policy, Johns Hopkins University
- Bachelor of Arts, History and Environmental Studies, Princeton University.
Co-Chair, Virginia Waste Solutions Forum; Member, EPA Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Committee; Director, Bay Farms Nutrient Use Efficiency and Community-Based Composting Project; Member, Chesapeake Bay Program Agricultural Nutrient and Sediment Reduction Workgroup; Member, NRCS State Technical Committees of Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.
Co-author, Farming for Clean Water: Innovative Solutions to Reduce Chesapeake Bay Farm Runoff (2007); Getting More Bang for the Buck: Nine Suggestions for Improving EQIP State Ranking Criteria [PDF] (2003); Getting An Even Bigger Bang for the Buck (2004); and Food for Thought: The Case for Reforming Farm Programs to Preserve the Environment and Help Family Farmers, Ranchers, and Forest Landowners [PDF] (2001).