Co-Director, Regenerative Grazing Lands Strategy, North America Agriculture Program
Queen Creek, Arizona
Areas of Expertise
Regenerative grazing, Supply chain sustainability, Beef production, Coalition building
ph. +1 912-222-3297
Nancy Labbe leads The Nature Conservancy’s North America Regenerative Grazing Lands strategy, a key component of the organization’s North America Regenerative Agriculture program. In this role, she leads an interdisciplinary team of science, conservation, and policy experts dedicated to working with ranchers to restore and protect 240 million acres of intact grazing lands by 2030.
Nancy first joined TNC in 2020 as director of the Northern Great Plains Rangelands program, and before that, she spent eight years at World Wildlife Fund. Throughout her career, she has numerous positions throughout the beef and bison supply chains, experience which serves her well as she engages with and supports grazing land coalitions, rancher-led collaborations, and some of the world’s largest purchasers of beef with efforts to improve the sustainability and environmental footprint of beef production in North America.
Some of Nancy’s most important experience, however, comes from her upbringing. She was born and raised on a family ranch in the Sandhills of Nebraska, owned by her family for 115 years and spanning five generations. Nancy gained hands-on experience in managing cow-calf operations and developed a deep understanding of what it means to be a rancher and the issues they face every day.
Nancy holds a BSBA degree from Regis University with an emphasis in International Business.