In Remembrance

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.”

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Chris Blanchard

Wisconsin
Oct. 28, 2018

 

Through his Farmer-to-Farmer Podcast and workshops, Chris had a huge impact on the market farming community. Chris served on the MOSES board, coordinated conference workshops, and co-directed the MOSES Organic Farming Conference for several years. Read more.

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Dave Engel

Wisconsin
March 14, 2017

 

Dave was a founding “father” to MOSES, helping to form and guide our organization in its early years. He also founded and led MOSA and Nature’s International Certification Services. He was one of the original Organic Valley dairy farmers. We mourn his passing, but celebrate his life and work. Read more.

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Jerry BrunettiJerry Brunetti

Pennsylvania
Dec. 20, 2014

 

Jerry was a nationally recognized leader in organic and sustainable farming and nutritional healing. He founded Agri-Dynamics in 1979 to provide holistic remedies for livestock and pets. Read more.

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KinsmanJohn Kinsman

Wisconsin
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.

 

 

 

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unnamedBill Wilcke

Iowa
Nov. 18, 2013

Dr. William F. Wilcke was an influential researcher and teacher in sustainable agriculture. Read more here.

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unnamedDan Specht

Iowa
July 8, 2013

Dan Specht was an organic farmer, biologist, policy advocate, and a leader in agriculture  topics both locally and nationally. Read more.

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Kevin Brussell Soldiers Grove, WI 2011Kevin Brussell

Illinois
2011

Kevin was a long-time organic activist, researcher and working organic farmer. Read more.

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