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Alex Redfield

Policy Program Co-Director, Food Solutions New England

Alex is the Policy Program Co-Director for the Food Solutions New England and Wildlands, Woodlands Farmlands and Communities joint policy program, where he works with colleagues and partner organizations to amplify policy solutions towards building a better relationship with land in the region. 

Alex’s work over the past fifteen years has centered on challenging the dominant agricultural paradigm to better serve rural communities, immigrant and refugee farmers, and growers seeking to prioritize climate and racial justice in the construction of their enterprises. After farming in rural Maine, central Nova Scotia, downtown Toronto, and southern New Hampshire, he spent six years at Cultivating Community, first as Director of Farmer Training for the New American Sustainable Agriculture Project and subsequently as the organization’s co-director. 

He joins FSNE after most recently serving as the Farm Viability and Farmland Protection Specialist for the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry – supporting policymakers, regulatory agencies, and farmers in developing, accessing, and/or improving a variety of state programs and resources. His work at DACF included launching the Working Farmland Access and Protection Program, co-chairing the Maine PFAS Fund’s Land Acquisition Committee, and providing technical assistance to local governments on how to incorporate farmland protection and agricultural viability into ordinance and municipal planning processes.

He lives in South Portland, ME with his wife, Hillary, and his two daughters, Hattie and Bea, where they continue to challenge their neighbors’ patience with unruly garden experiments.