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Suzy Friedman

Director of Agricultural Sustainability, Environmental Defense Fund

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.