Senior Director, Agricultural Sustainability
Suzy Friedman directs EDF’s work to collaborate with farmers, grower organizations, agribusinesses, and food company/retail partners to create a U.S. agricultural system that drives climate stability, clean water and food security. She has worked at EDF since January 2001.
By collaborating with decision-makers at every point in the supply chain – from retailers and food companies to agribusiness and farmers – Suzy’s work helps to strengthen demand for sustainable production and generate supply, showing how achieving sustainability makes good business sense and increases our resiliency to the impacts of climate change.
- Member, Field to Market
- Member, Sustainability Council of the Innovation Center for US Dairy
- Associate Director of Outreach, American Rivers
- Media Associate, Union of Concerned Scientists
- Intern, The Nature Conservancy
- M.S., Environmental Science and Policy, Johns Hopkins University
- B.A., History (High Honors), Certificate in 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.
Food for Thought: A Proposal to Reform Farm Programs to Preserve the Environment and Help Family Farmers, Ranchers and Foresters (co-author), August 2001.
Getting More Bang for the Buck: Nine Suggestions for Improving State EQIP Ranking Criteria (co-author), February 2003.
Getting an Even Bigger Bang for the Buck (co-author), July 2004.
Cost Effective and Environmentally Beneficial Manure Management Practices and Strategies for Increasing Implementation and Fostering Innovation — National Dairy Environmental Stewardship Council (co-author), January 2005.
Farming for Clean Water: Innovative Solutions to Reduce Chesapeake Bay Farm Runoff (co-author), December, 2007.
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