This page honors deceased individuals who made significant contributions to organic and sustainable agriculture. Their hard work laid the foundation for the current success of organic and sustainable farming. We appreciate these “Organic Pioneers.”
Jan. 20, 2014
John Kinsman, founder of Family Farm Defenders and long-time family farm advocate, was an inspiring example of how one farm, one family and one farmer can have a huge, positive impact on the world. Read more.
Nov. 18, 2013
Dr. William F. Wilcke was an influential researcher and teacher in sustainable agriculture. Read more here.
July 8, 2013
Dan Specht was an organic farmer, biologist, policy advocate, and a leader in agriculture topics both locally and nationally. Read more.
Kevin was a long-time organic activist, researcher and working organic farmer. Read more.