This year the Global Farmer Network is honoring three GFN farmers with the 2021 Kleckner Award for Global Farmer Leadership. They are Annechien ten Have Mellema from the Netherlands, Joanna Lidback from Vermont, USA, and Gabriel Carballal from Uruguay. They were selected for their leadership, vision, and resolve in advancing the mission of the Global Farmer Network.
WRITTEN BY Recognized as by the GFN as a 2021 Kleckner Award for Global Farm Leadership award recipient, Annechien ten Have Mellema has been farming since 1993. On her farm you'll find 600 sows, 5,000 finishers, wheat, sugar beets and corn and a biogas plant 1,1 MW. She is a pork industry leader, member of the board of a Local Water Authority, and member of the Council on Animal Affairs. Annechien is founder of Hamletz, scharrelvlees van Annechien her own brand of pork.