Do you know an aspiring farmer that embodies the principles of food sovereignty in their work?
Are you eager to celebrate such a beginning farmer through supporting a grassroots community award?
In memory of legendary organic pioneer and food sovereignty advocate, John Kinsman (who passed away in Jan. 2014), Family Farm Defenders has now awarded over a dozen prizes in his honor, and you can be part of this amazing effort!
Anyone can submit a beginning farmer nomination!
- Engaged in farming for less than five years
- Focus on small-scale vegetable, fruit, and/or livestock
- Market products locally
- Practice sustainable management of natural resources
- Promote healthy soil and conserve biodiversity
- Support food sovereignty principles
The deadline to submit 2020 prize nominations
is Mon. Jan. 20th (MLKJ Day)!
All nominated farmers will receive a follow-up application and a committee will then review all submitted applications. Final winner(s) will then be recognized at a community award banquet to be held later in the spring as part of the 2020 Family Farm Defenders Annual Meeting (details pending).
Those who make a contribution towards the celebration will also be officially recognized as sponsors in publicity, and anyone who donates $200 or more will receive two (2) complimentary tickets to the award banquet and prize ceremony! All donations to FFD are tax deductible.
To submit a nomination and/or provide a sponsorship, please contact:
FFD, P.O. Box 1772, Madison, WI 53701 firstname.lastname@example.org
Checks can be made out to “Family Farm Defenders” with “JK Prize” in the memo line.
Credit card donations can also be made through our website: www.familyfarmdefenders.org
Thanks for your support of food sovereignty and please spread the word!