Four meals advocates from across the US might also task your preconceptions of these days’ farmers. They shared their views currently on the challenges of supplying healthy, sustainable food and finishing hunger. Each attended the Global Summit on Food Security, organized by using Kellogg Fellows Leadership Alliance (KFLA) and supported by W.K. Kellogg Foundation, with media sponsorship furnished utilizing Food Tank.
Don Bustos owns Santa Cruz Farming and Greenhouses in Espanola, New Mexico, on land farmed by his family for over 400 years. Using equal practices as his ancestors, he grows seventy-two organic crops all 12 months with sun power. A Kellogg Fellow, Bustos is a 2015 James Beard Foundation honoree who has skilled over two hundred new farmers throughout New Mexico.
Denise O’Brien has farmed in southwest Iowa at Rolling Acres Farm and her husband Larry Harris for 42 years. Larry is a 5th-era farmer, and they enhance organic results, veggies, chickens, and turkeys on the farm wherein he was born. A Kellogg Fellow, O’Brien co-founded Women Food and Agriculture Network (WFAN), lobbied with Iowa Farm Unity Coalition, directed the Rural Women’s Leadership Development Project of PrairieFire Rural Action, Inc., and changed into the president of National Family Farm Coalition. Denise presently serves as board chair for the Pesticide Action Network North America.