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John Kinsman, Founder and Longtime President of Family Farm Defenders, Has Passed Away

Here is the sad news that some were expecting. John Kinsman, age 87, passed away in the afternoon on Mon. Jan. 20th at his family’s farm, less than a mile from his birth place. He was laid to rest in … Continue reading

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Fall 2013 FFD Newsletter is Now Available!

You can download our most recent newsletter below.  We also encourage folks to reprint material from our newsletter and website as long as the writing remains common property and credit is given to the original source of the article. If … Continue reading

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Family Farm Defenders Presents its Fourth Annual Wisconsin “Land of 10,000 Lagoons” Awards at the World Dairy Expo! Dairy Farmers Deliver Giant “Be A Good Co-op” Postcard Signed by Hundreds of Farm Aid Concert Attendees to Land O’ Lakes Expo Reps

For Immediate Release 10/2/13 Contact: John E. Peck, FFD executive director  #608-260-0900 or #608-345-3918 Joel Greeno, FFD vice president  #608-344-0564 Fri. Oct. 4th  11:00 am  Main Entrance to Alliant Energy Center (off Rimrock Road/Cty MM near the corner with John … Continue reading

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Second Annual John Kinsman Beginning Farmer Food Sovereignty Prize!

Everyone  is Invited to Attend Harvest Dinner Fundraiser and Community Award Ceremony with Special Guest, Jim Hightower! Sat. Dec. 8th 5:30 – 9:00 pm Goodman Community Center (149 Waubesa St.) in Madison Family Farm Defenders is pleased to announce the … Continue reading

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Family Farm Defenders Presents its Third Annual Wisconsin “Land of 10,000 Lagoons” Awards at the World Dairy Expo! Celebrates the International Year of the Co-op by Recognizing the Worst Violators of Cooperative Principles in the Dairy Industry!

For Immediate Release 10/1/12 Contact: John E. Peck, FFD executive director  #608-260-0900 John Kinsman, FFD president  #608-986-3815 Wed. Oct. 3rd  2:00 pm  Main Entrance to Alliant Energy Center (off Rimrock Road/Cty MM near the corner with John Nolen Dr.) in … Continue reading

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