Winners Announced for the 4th Annual John Kinsman Beginning Farmer Food Sovereignty Prize! - Recipients to be Honored at Family Farm Defenders Dinner and Award Ceremony on Sat. March 14th from 5-9 pm at the UW-Madison Pyle Center
Family Farm Defenders is pleased to announce the two winners of this year’s John Kinsman Beginning Farmer Food Sovereignty Prize. They are Carsten Thomas from Moorhead, MN and Emmet Fisher and Cella Langer from Mt. Horeb, WI. Carsten operates a diverse organic farm in the Red River Valley, honoring Native food heritage, and also offers many hands-on environmental education programs. Cella and Emmet own Oxheart Farm producing food for farmers markets and a community supported agriculture (CSA) program. Cella & Emmet also manage the Farley Center’s Farm Incubator and Land Link program outside Verona, WI.
Each prize winner will be receiving a $2000 cash prize, as well as a local food fair trade gift basket, at an award dinner to be held on Sat. March 14th from 5-9pm at the UW-Madison Pyle Center (702 Langdon St. in Madison). They keynote speaker for this year’s ceremony is Marty Strange, co-founder of the Center for Rural Affairs and author of the book, Family Farming: a New Economic Vision. The title of his talk will be: Family Farming – From Deep Roots the Remnant Restores. Mr. Strange will be introduced by UW Prof. Jack Kloppenburg who will also be giving an update of the Open Source Seed Initiative (OSSI) which he helped officially launch last year. Read more »