Kees Huizinga: The past few months


Kees Huizinga, GFN member and the 2022 GFN Kleckner Global Farm Leader Award recipient, reflects on his time advocating for Ukraine since February 2022. He also shares what it was like to continue farming and raise a family during war. This is part two of a two-part series.

In part 1, he shares his background and tells how a Dutch native came to be farming in Ukraine.

Kornelis Kees Huizinga

Kornelis Kees Huizinga

Kornelis 'Kees' Huizinga has farmed in central Ukraine for 20 years, growing onions, carrots, wheat, barley, canola, sugar beet, corn, sunflowers and navy beans. They also have a modern dairy farm. Kees is a member of the Global Farmer Network.  In 2022, Kees received the GFN Kleckner Global Farm Leader Award.

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