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Eliot Coleman


Eliot Coleman speaking at farm rally
Eliot Coleman is world famous as an organic pioneer. He is a farmer, author, agricultural researcher and educator. His 1989 book Read more…

Joan Dye Gussow


Joan Dye Gussow nutritional ecology
Joan Dye Gussow has an Ed.D. in Nutrition Education from Columbia’s Teachers College. Shortly after graduating, she was hired by Read more…

Jeff Moyer


Jeff Moyer of Rodale speaks to farmers at a rally in Jacksonville
Jeff Moyer is Executive Director of Rodale Institute. His expertise includes organic crop production systems with a focus on weed Read more…

Barbara Damrosch


Barbara Damrosch speaks at farm rally
Barbara Damrosch has worked professionally in the field of horticulture since 1977. She writes, consults and lectures on gardening Read more…

Paul Hawken


Paul Hawken
Paul Hawken is an environmentalist, entrepreneur, author and activist who has dedicated his life to Read more…

Marian Blom


Marian Blom speaking to a crowd
Marian Blom is widely acknowledged in the EU as the most qualified expert on organic greenhouse standards. She has worked Read more

Jessie Buie


Jesse Buie head shot
Jesse Buie has been farming for 20 years and currently works as President/Farmer of Ole Brook Organics, Inc, which has been Read more…

Zoë Ida Bradbury


Zoe Bradbury of Valley Flora Farm headshot
Zoë Ida Bradbury was born onto a sheep ranch along the southern Oregon coast and grew up birthing lambs in the spring, watching Read more…

Will Raap


Will Raap speaking to a crowd of organic farmers at a rally in Vermont
Will Raap is an environmental entrepreneur and founder and Chair of Gardener’s Supply, the first national company to offer the best Read more…

Maddie Kempner


Maddie Kempner speaks to organic farmers at a rally in Vermont
Maddie Kempner is the Policy Director of NOFA VT. Maddie worked with the VT Right to Know GMOs Coalition to help pass Vermont’s Read more…

Walter Jehne


Walter Jehne kicking out his foot while standing with friends
Walter Jehne (the one kicking!) is an internationally recognized soil microbiologist and innovation strategist with extensive Read more…

Dan Kittredge


Dan Kittredge BFA head shot February 2019
Dan Kittredge has been an organic farmer for more than 30 years, and is the founder and executive director of the Bionutrient Read more…

Lisa Bunin


Lisa Bunin head shot
Lisa Bunin is co-founder and director of the woman-owned consulting firm, Organic Advocacy. Lisa designs and directs projects Read more…

Ed Maltby


Ed Maltby at a farm rally with farmers and tractors
Ed Maltby, Executive Director of the Northeast Organic Dairy Producers Alliance, is a producer with over 45 years expereince Read more…

Harriet Behar


Harriet Behar speaking event
Harriet Behar has been working extensively in the organic industry for 27 years. She has been an active independent Read more…

Dave Mortenson


David Mortensen head shot
David Mortensen is professor of weed and applied plant ecology in the College of Agricultural Sciences at Penn State. He is Read more…

Liz Henderson


Liz Henderson drives a tractor
Liz Henderson is a founder of Peacework Organic CSA, one of the oldest CSAs in the United States. She farmed at Peacework for Read more…

Stuart Hill


Stuart Hill smiling in the woods
Stuart Hill is a longtime friend to organic farming. He was one of the first in the scientific community to “cross the street” to the Read more…

Mary Ellen Chadd


Mary Ellen Chadd harvesting squash
Mary Ellen Chadd, started Green Spark Farm in 2009 and now farms full-time year-round with her husband and two Read more…

Fred Kirschenmann


Fred Kirschenmann speaks to organic farmers at a rally
Fred Kirschenmann serves as board chair of Stone Barns Center For Food And Agriculture. He has spent most of his Read more…

Steve Ela


Steve Ela inspects an apple tree heavy with fruit
Steve Ela is a farmer from Colorado. He is co-owner of Ela Family Farms, which has been certified organic since 1996 Read more…

David Montgomery + Anne Biklé


David Montgomery and Anne Biklé headshot
David Montgomery and Anne Biklé are Dig2Grow, a husband & wife and a pair of writers who live in Seattle. Dave is a Read more…

Will Allen



Will Allen speaks to organic farmers at a rally in Vermont
Will Allen has taught anthropology and agriculture at the university level and has also farmed his entire life. He was Read more…

Dr. Kris Nichols



Kris Nichols head shot
Dr. Kris Nichols is a leader in the movement to regenerate soils for healthy food, people, and the planet. She is currently Read more…