Director of Agriculture Innovation, Climate-Smart Agriculture
Dan is creating EDF’s strategy to promote the development and adoption of technology and innovation that can reduce greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture and help farmers adapt to challenging climatic conditions. As a member of EDF’s agriculture methane team, he is identifying strategies to overcome structural challenges to bringing safe and effective solutions to market to mitigate enteric methane from livestock. Dan is also the EDF representative on the California Sustainable Pest Management Working Group, which is developing a road map for the state to achieve sustainable pest management by 2050.
Dan has spent his career working on issues related to sustainability and agriculture. He spent four years at the Environmental Protection Agency working on nutrient issues related to the Mississippi River and the Chesapeake Bay, as well as supply chain sustainability programs for the agribusiness sector. At Water Stewardship Inc., Dan worked directly with farmers to develop continuous improvement plans related to nutrient management with a goal of meeting the pollution targets to restore the Chesapeake Bay. He has experience working with water quality trading markets in Maryland and spent a year farming and studying organic agriculture in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand.
- Masters in Environmental Management, Nicholas School for the Environment, Duke University, 2003
- Certificate of Organic Agriculture, Taruna College, New Zealand, 2012
A multidimensional view of ag tech’s impacts
March 6, 2023
Report shows how nuts and managed vegetation are a winning combination for California growers
February 22, 2021
Farmer interest in conservation is growing, but barriers remain high. Here’s how we can overcome them.
January 6, 2021
A new kind of supply chain initiative will help pollinators and farmers alike
August 25, 2020
Golf courses planted 1,000 acres to save the monarch butterfly. Here’s why.
August 18, 2020
These farms planted wildflowers to attract bugs to control pests. And it’s working.
June 23, 2020
What are cover crops doing on a pecan orchard? Hopefully attracting bugs.
January 27, 2020
We need to get creative to protect wildlife in the face of climate risk
May 10, 2017
How can we better target public funds for wildlife conservation? Look to Elliott Ranch
June 30, 2016
How California farmers can help salmon survive, and what’s in it for them
March 2, 2016