2023 John Kinsman Beginning Farmer Food Sovereignty Prize Award Ceremony & Family Farm Defenders Annual Meeting – Sat. Nov. 11th 5:00 – 8:00 pm & Sun. Nov. 12th 9:00 am – 12:00 Noon Round Barn Lodge in Spring Green, WI – Save the Date & Spread the Word!

In memory of legendary organic pioneer and food sovereignty advocate, John Kinsman, Family Farm Defenders is proud to celebrate beginning farmers each year with a prize in his honor!

Sat. Nov. 11th Round Barn Lodge in Spring Green, WI (E4830 US-14) 5:00 pm Reception and Socializing; 5:30 pm Welcome and Local Harvest Dinner (catered by Lisa Buttenow & the Branding Iron in Lime Ridge)

6:00 pm Keynote Address: “Food, Land, and Justice: Lessons from the Driftless Area to the World” – with Curt Meine, Senior Fellow, Aldo Leopold Foundation and the Center for Humans and Nature

Followed at 6:45 pm by the John Kinsman Prize Award Ceremony!

Congratulations to this year’s prize winners:

Hannah Frank and Justin Thomas – Rue de Bungaloo Farm (Athens, WI)

Nia Nyamweya – Beauty Blooms Farm (Montgomery County, MD)

Honorable Mention – Bad River Food Sovereignty Initiative (Odanah, WI)

Suggested donation for the award dinner – $35 per person (children are free!)

To RSVP and purchase advance tickets send a check to: FFD, P.O. Box 1772, Madison, WI 53701 or make an online donation through this website. Family Farm Defenders also welcomes sponsors of the John Kinsman Prize! Sponsors will be thanked in the evening program and prize sponsors of $100+ will also receive two free complimentary tickets to the event. More info? #608-260-0900 or email: [email protected]

For those who can’t join us in person, it is possible to participate virtually – via Zoom and GoToMeeting. Here are the details:

John Kinsman Food Sovereignty Prize Event – Sat. 11/11 from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm CST

Join Zoom Meeting  https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89136169225

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FFD Annual Meeting – Sun. 11/12 from 9 am – Noon CST

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Thanks for your support of food sovereignty and please spread the word!

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