Seeking Farmer Nominations for the 2016 John Kinsman Beginning Farmer Food Sovereignty Prize!

Please Spread the Word – Deadline for Nominations is Jan. 15th!

Family Farm Defenders is urgently seeking nominations and sponsors for the 2016 John Kinsman Beginning Farmer Food Sovereignty Prize!JohnsPhotosApril10-045-1400x600

The criteria to be nominated include:

Engaged in own farm for less than 5 years       

Small scale livestock and/or vegetable and/or fruit production

Market products locally

Practice sustainable management of natural resources

Promote healthy soil

Conserve biodiversity

Support food sovereignty principles

Winners of the prize will be honored at a luncheon banquet in Madison on Sat. March 12th with keynote speaker, John Ikerd, and receive a cash award, as well as travel/lodging expenses to attend the event. 

Please send name(s) and complete contact information of your nominee(s) by Jan. 15th 2016 to:  Family Farm Defenders PO Box 1772 Madison, WI 53701  Fax. 608-260-0900 or email:  familyfarmdefenders@yahoo.com 

Nominees will be contacted separately to fill out a more detailed application.

Sponsors of this year’s prize are also most welcome!  

Sponsors will be acknowledged in the award program, and any sponsorship at the $100 level or more will receive two (2) complimentary tickets to the award banquet.

For more details, please download the JKPrize2016SponsorLetterFarmerPoster

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