Hannah Smith-Brubaker forwards our mission to build a more economically-just, environmentally-regenerative, and community-focused food system. She also fosters collaborative relationships with organizations that share our mission and ensures that sustainable farmers are represented in critical conversations with stakeholders.
With her partner Debra Brubaker and family, Hannah also operates Village Acres Farm & Foodshed, an organic produce and pastured-livestock farm in the Juniata Valley of Pennsylvania. Her farm participates as a research collaborator in Pasa’s landmark Soil Health Benchmark Study and Diversified Vegetable Financial Benchmark Study.
Prior to leading Pasa, Hannah served as Pennsylvania Agriculture Deputy Secretary. She serves on the Organic Farmers Association as a farmer representative, is the chair of the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program’s Administrative Council, is an Environmental Leadership Program senior fellow, and writes a monthly column for Lancaster Farming newspaper.
Hannah has testified before the U.S. Congress on organic and sustainable agriculture, with prior speaking engagements at the Wall Street Journal’s Global Food Forum, the White House Council on Rural Affairs hearings, and the United Nations Food & Agriculture Organization Food Summit on behalf of National Geographic.