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The 2023 Farm Bill: How Land Trust Leaders Can Best Advocate


The federal Farm Bill, which funds farmland preservation and conservation practices on farms, is up for renewal in 2023. You have the opportunity to advocate for funding and technical programs that better meet the needs of both your organization and others nationwide.

Is your land trust planning for the 2023 Farm Bill? Do you have questions about how your land trust can best advocate for policies that support your work and goals? Join We Conserve PA for a presentation and Q&A session with Land Trust Alliance Government Relations experts who will share information and resources to keep land trust community priorities top of mind as lawmakers build the next Farm Bill.

What you’ll gain:

  • The latest intel on Congressional progress on preparations for the next Farm Bill;
  • An overview of current Alliance Farm Bill recommendations;
  • Information on how to join the Alliance Farm Bill Working Group; and,
  • Information on the Alliance Farm Bill resources.




Lori Faeth, Senior Government Relations Director, Land Trust Alliance.

Lori Faeth joined the Land Trust Alliance in 2017 and serves as the Senior Government Relations Director. In her role, Lori oversees the Government Relations team in advancing strategies and securing public funding to support land conservation. She also works to build and maintain relationships with elected officials, federal agencies, and other key partners, while leading efforts across Alliance departments. She is a veteran of both federal and state government as well as nonprofit organizations. Lori joined the Alliance after serving as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and International Affairs at the U.S. Department of the Interior where she was responsible for advancing the Department’s cross-cutting and multi-stakeholder domestic and international policy issues. In this role she oversaw five offices and served in leadership roles on inter-agency bodies including Co-Chair of the National Ocean Council Steering Committee and Co-Chair of the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force.

Nikki Nesbary, Manager of NRCS Programs, Land Trust Alliance.

Nikki Nesbary is committed to fostering connections, building power, and cultivating equitable spaces where people, communities, and organizations grow and thrive. She joined the Land Trust Alliance in 2018 and currently serves as Manager for NRCS Programs. In this role, she serves as a liaison to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service and resource to land trusts who utilize Farm Bill programs. Her work includes managing in-person and virtual convenings, summits, and working groups to advance policies that help the land trust community effectively conserve lands and support the communities they serve. Nikki brings expertise in program administration, policy, governance, and facilitation. She is also a singer/songwriter and long-time leader in SongRise, a women’s social justice a cappella group, and is a member of the DC Labor Chorus. Nikki is a graduate of Oakland University and American University.




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