Suzy Friedman

Suzy Friedman
Senior Director, Agricultural Sustainability, Environmental Defense Fund

Suzy Friedman plays a lead role in EDF’s work to collaborate with farmers, grower organizations, agribusinesses, and food company/retail partners to improve the resilience and sustainability of the US agricultural system, focusing on outcomes for climate stability, clean water, and farm productivity. Suzy specializes in developing the relationships and collaborations with key ag stakeholders to engage the full supply chain, leverage policy, and advance the science and economics in advancing sustainable production that makes good business sense, reduces impacts to water and air, and improves resilience to extreme weather. Suzy has been at EDF since January of 2001.

Areas of expertise: Partnerships, environmental science and policy, nutrient use efficiency, agricultural sustainability, agricultural supply chains, USDA conservation programs, and precision agriculture.

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Previous work experience:

·         1998-2000: Associate Director of Outreach, American Rivers

·         1995-1998: Media Associate, Union of Concerned Scientists

·         1994-1995: Intern, The Nature Conservancy


·         M.S., Environmental Science and Policy, Johns Hopkins University, Washington, DC, 1998

·         B.A., History (High Honors), Certificate in Environmental Studies, Princeton University, 1994