Tracy Nazzaro, Traders Hill Farm
Indoor Ag-Con Speaker Tracy Nazzaro is a Principal & President for Traders Hill Farm™. This innovative aquaponics greenhouse farming operation in Hilliard, Florida produces leafy greens and tilapia year-round. The farm is the largest aquaponics enterprise in the Southeastern United States. Traders Hill Farm is the first aquaponics operation to receive SQF (Safe Quality Food) Level 3 status.
She joined Traders Hill Farm in late 2015 in the role of Chief Financial Officer. At the time, the company was embarking on a significant expansion of its aquaponics operation. Traders Hill produces over 500,000 pounds of leafy greens annually, which is distributed throughout the Southeastern United States primarily to food service customers via its multiple distribution partners including Sysco Food Service, The Garden Produce and Sea Breeze Food Service.
The farm has won multiple awards and accolades, including This Farm Cares Sustainability Award (2019) by Florida Farm Bureau, Northeast Florida Sustainable Business Award (2019) by the Northeast Florida Regional Council, Nassau County Green Business of the Year (2018 & 2020), Nassau County Business of the Year (2019) and Nassau County Business Leader of the Year, Tracy Nazzaro (2020).
Previous to joining Traders Hill Farm in late 2015, Ms. Nazzaro was a Certified Business Analyst with the University of North Florida SBDC. Here, she provided strategic advisory and financial consulting services to businesses in Nassau County, Florida.
As a VP of Aldebaran Partners, Ms. Nazzaro developed a comprehensive brand strategy for the launch of True Edge Entertainment. True Edge is an integrated media company serving its audience through films, online social games and networking, as well as retail products.
In addition, she was Director of Operations and Administration for M60 Media LLC, which markets the American StockTM lifestyle brand both on a mass retail basis and direct-to-consumers. Trained as an international investment banker at Communications Equity Associates, Inc., she was responsible for business development for the company’s Pacific Rim operations, headquartered in Hong Kong.
Prior to joining CEA, she was also a personnel consultant for Southern Research Services where she specialized in career placement services for chemical and electrical engineers. Client companies included Wilson Greatbatch, Duracell and Medtronics.
Ms. Nazzaro graduated of the University of South Florida 1991 and presently resides on Amelia Island.