SSC Member 2014-2016
Science and Research Director
Field to Market, The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture
Allison Thomson is the Science & Research Director at Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture. She brings 15 years of interdisciplinary research experience on agricultural systems and the environment to the implementation of sustainable agriculture at scale in the US. Field to Market is a non-profit, multi-stakeholder organization that unites the commodity crop supply chain (food and retail companies, agribusiness, farmer organizations, conservation groups, universities and government) around common definitions, measurements and standards for sustainable agriculture. Using environmental outcome and science based metrics and benchmarks, she works with Field to Market member organizations on measuring, benchmarking and working to advance sustainable production. Ms. Thomson has written or contributed to over 50 peer-reviewed publications, and currently serves on the Executive Editorial Board of Environmental Research Letters and the Scientific Steering Committee of the Global Land Project. Allison holds a BA from Carleton College and a Masters of Environmental Management from Duke University.