els agricultors

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Leadership

Bill Horan

Bill Horan

granger, Iowa, EUA

Bill Horan grows corn, soybeans and other grains with his brother on a family farm based in North Central Iowa. Bill volunteers as a board member for the Global Farmer Network.

Carol Keizer

Carol Keizer

Rancher, Florida & Indiana, EUA

Carol is President of C-BAR Cattle Company, Inc. - established and currently manages operations for feeding 5,000 per 6000 head of cattle in Kansas, Nebraska, and Western Illinois. She advocates for young women in food and agriculture careers.

Mackenzie Craige

Mackenzie Craige

granger, Methven, Nova Zelanda

Farming since 1978 a 200 hectares - seed crops including wheat, ryegrass, fescue, hybrid carrots, hybrid radish, spinach and chicory; use crop sensing, soil mapping, variable rate application of fertilizer, chemicals and irrigation. Partners in a 1200 cow dairy.

Cherilyn Nagel

Cherilyn Nagel

granger, Canadà

Cherilyn and her family own a diversified grain farm in Mossbank, Saskatchewan, Canadà. A més de l'agricultura, Cherilyn és activa en moltes iniciatives de política agrícola per millorar la sostenibilitat de l’agricultura i defensa de pràctiques agrícoles modernes. Cherilyn volunteers as a board member for the Western Canadian Wheat Growers and the Global Farmer Network.

Daniel Kelley

Daniel Kelley

granger, Illinois, EUA

Daniel grows corn and soybeans in partnership with his brothers and son. Long history with agriculture cooperative systems, providing leadership to GROWMARK and CoBank.

Joanna Lidback

Joanna Lidback

Ramader de productes lactis, Vermont, EUA

Joanna Lidback, together with her husband, operates the Farm at Wheeler Mountain, a diversified dairy farm located in Northeast Vermont, where they milk registered Jerseys and Holsteins, manage a grass-based cropping and grazing program and run a Jersey beef direct farm sales business. She was recognized with a Young Jersey Breeder Award in 2016. Joanna volunteers as a board member for the Global Farmer Network and has testified in the US Congress on the topic of societal benefits of biotechnology. With an Applied Economics and Management degree from Cornell University and an MBA from Babson College, she serves as CFO and business manager at Adirondack Farms, LLC.

John Rigolizzo, jr.

John Rigolizzo, jr.

granger, Nova Jersey, EUA

John Rigolizzo, jr. és una cinquena generació granger, elevar les verdures fresques i blat de moro de camp al sud de Nova Jersey. La granja de la família ofereix productes als mercats minoristes i majoristes. John és voluntari com a membre de l'consell de la Xarxa Global de Farmer i ha proporcionat orientació a l'Associació de Productors de Vegetals de Nova Jersey i Nova Jersey Consell de tomàquet. Com expresident Granja Oficina Nova Jersey, el seu interès i des de fa molt de temps el suport de lliure comerç amb el suport de la seva participació en 11 missions comercials internacionals i la participació en reunions de l'Organització Mundial de Comerç a Seattle i Ginebra.

mark Waggoner

mark Waggoner

granger, Washington, EUA

Mark Wagoner is a third generation family farmer in southeast Washington State where they grow alfalfa seed for four major seed companies. Relying on the alkali bee, a native ground nesting bee, and leafcutter bees for pollination, Mark works with the National Alfalfa and Forage Alliance and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to insure that safe and effective insecticides are available for use during bee flight. Mark volunteers as a board member for the Global Farmer Network and numerous other boards addressing water and land use issues. He works diligently to develop and implement coexistence strategies for producing conventional, organic and genetically enhanced alfalfa.

clàusula reg

clàusula reg

granger, Iowa, EUA

Reg Clause is the fourth generation to manage the Clause Family Farm Jefferson, Iowa. The operation raises corn, soja, cattle and grandkids. Reg volunteers as a board member for the Global Farmer Network and is currenting serving as Chairman. Reg has extensive experience in business consulting, specializing in business development including feasibility studies, business planning and financial structuring for clients as diverse as biofuels, wineries, meat processing, niche marketing and many more. His work has allowed him to travel extensively around the world to conduct in-depth analysis of agricultural production systems.

Roberto A. Peiretti

Roberto A. Peiretti

granger, Cordoba Province, Argentina

Roberto Peiretti is a fourth-generation farmer, with the fifth generation also engaged in the family farm, located in central Argentina where they grow corn, soja, wheat, ordi, oats, sorghum and sunflowers on eight thousand hectares. Amb 25% per 35% of the farm double-cropped each year, they are also able to regularly incorporate some pulses and oats as a cover crop annually. Trained as an agronomist, Roberto is a leader in No-Till agriculture systems, on their farm and as an advisor and engineer working nationally and internationally. Roberto Peiretti volunteers as a board member for the Global Farmer Network and was a founding member of AAPRESID (Argentinian No Till Farmers Association) and CAAPAS (American Confederation of No Till Farmers Associations). Roberto was one of twenty-seven farmers that founded Bioceres, an agriculture-related biotechnology company. He is actively engaged in the World Association of Soils and Water Conservation (WASWAC) and was recognized as the WASWAC Distinguished Extensions Award in 2016.

Tim Burrack

Tim Burrack

granger, Iowa, EUA

Tim grows corn, seed corn, soybeans and produces pork. Has been very involved with Mississippi River lock improvements and has traveled to Brazil to research their river, rail and road infrastructure changes.

Ted Sheely

Ted Sheely

granger, Vall de Sant Joaquin, Califòrnia, EUA

Ted raises lettuce, cotó, tomatoes, onions, pistachios, wine grapes and garlic on a family farm. Chairman of Horizon Growers (pistachios). Long-standing interest and investment in water availability and quality. Received Innovative Water Conservation Award.

Terry Wanzek

Terry Wanzek

granger, Dakota de el Nord, EUA

Terry Wanzek és una quarta generació de Dakota de el Nord agricultor. Aquesta associació família cria blat de primavera, blat de moro, soja, ordi, assecar els grans i gira-sols comestibles. Terry va ser triat per a servir com a senador de l'estat de Dakota del Nord, proporcionar lideratge a la Comissió d'Agricultura i servint com a president pro tempore de l'Senat. Terry és voluntària com a membre de l'consell de la Xarxa Global de Farmer i segueix proporcionant lideratge per l'Associació Nacional de Productors de Blat i de la Mutual Insurance Nodak. És llicenciat en Administració d'Empreses i Comptabilitat de Jamestown College i va completar la Texas A & Programa Executiu M de Productors Agrícoles.

V. Ravichandran

V. Ravichandran

granger, Tamil Nadu, Índia

On a sixty acre farm, Ravi grows Rice, Sugarcane, Cotton and pulses. To utilize water judiciously during summer months, he uses sprinklers and drip system. Has added mechanization to address labor shortage; 12 employees. Kleckner Award winner - 2013.

Staff

Mary vaixells

Mary vaixells

CEO, Xarxa Global Farmer
Kim Lang

Kim Lang

Chief Communications Officer, Xarxa Global Farmer

Jane Schroeder

Taula rodona mundial dels agricultors, Xarxa Global Farmer

Leadership Emeritus

Keith Eckel

Keith Eckel

granger, Board Emeritus, Pennsylvania, EUA

Keith Eckel raises vegetables and grains in Pennsylvania. Keith was elected chairman of the Nationwide Mutual board of Directors and served as president of the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau from 1981-1996. He was named a Pennsylvania Master Farmer in 1982 and Outstanding Young Farmer in 1983.

Dean Kleckner

Dean Kleckner

(1932-2015) granger, Chairman Emeritus, Rudd, Iowa, EUA
Craig Lang

Craig Lang

granger, Board Emeritus, Iowa, EUA

Craig Lang of Brooklyn, Iowa served as President of Iowa Farmer Bureau from 2001 through 2011. Lang is actively engaged on a family farm that manages a 400-cow dairy herd and tills 1,000 acres of cropland.

Bill Northey

Bill Northey

granger, Board Emeritus, Iowa, EUA

Bill Northey is a corn and soybean farmer from Northwest Iowa. Bill served as President of the National Corn Growers Association and as the Secretary of Agriculture for the State of Iowa. In February 2018 he was confirmed as the Under Secretary of Agriculture for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services at the US Department of Agriculture.

John Reifsteck

John Reifsteck

granger, Board Emeritus, Illinois, EUA

John Reifsteck operates a corn and soybean farm in western Champaign County, Illinois. He served on the Global Farmer Network Board of Directors, and is a former Chair. John currently serves as Chairman and President of the GROWMARK Board of Directors-a farm supply and marketing cooperative that operates principally in Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin and Ontario.

Bob Vice

Bob Vice

granger, Board Emeritus, Califòrnia, EUA

Bob Vice grows avocadoes in southern California. Bob Vice retired as President of the California Farm Bureau in 1997 after serving seven and a half years as Vice President and eight and a half years as President. During that time, Bob led trade missions to over forty countries in Europe, Àsia, the former Soviet Union and South America.

Xarxa Global Farmer

Adriel Dave 'AD' Alvarez

Adriel Dave 'AD' Alvarez

granger, Filipines

Farms in a group of small islands called Camotes Islands in Cebu, Filipines. The farm is 8 hectares and they rent 25-35 hectares for corn production. The mission of the farm is connected to community development and the idea of using farming as a tool to help other farmers improve their techniques to get them out of poverty.

dr. Abdu Aziz

dr. Abdu Aziz

granger, Afghanistan

Small farmer who has a beehive and grows walnuts, wheat and vegetables on about 1.75 acres. He is also a veterinarian and a provincial government official whose official portfolio is development of fisheries.

Angela Maria Cabal Barona

Angela Maria Cabal Barona

granger, Colombia

General manager of our family farm. 100 hectares of white corn production implementing a drying and storage system

Anthony Botchway

Anthony Botchway

granger, Ghana

Farming since 1985 3,000 acre pineapple plantation and packing facility, 400 acre mango plantation with packing facilities, and a fruit drying plant. Total workforce of 650. One of the biggest producers and exporters of pineapple from Ghana.

Adotei Brown

Adotei Brown

granger, Ghana

Awarded best farmer in Greater Accra region for production of rabbit and grasscutter (cane rat) meat.

Amador Sanchez Garcia

Amador Sanchez Garcia

granger, Mèxic

10,000 acre farm grows corn, alfalfa and agave azul

Atsumi 'Amy' Goto

Atsumi 'Amy' Goto

granger, Japó

Farms with her father and two older brothers. Produce Japanese Green Tea on 10 hectares using the traditional method, Kamairi-cha. Also grow rice on 5 hectares and have about 20 beef breeding cattle. The cattle feed on forage and homemade rice silage.

Alice Kalya

Alice Kalya

granger, Kenya

85 acre dairy farm 37 Holsteins, 12 sheep, 120 pigs. Grow 40 acres of maize for silage. Grow organic vegetables for ourselves and a local market. Seven employees

Alanna Koch

Alanna Koch

granger, Canadà

Farms with her family on a mid-sized grain and oilseed farm in Saskatchewan Canada. Has been active in farm organizations for most of her career. She advocates more open international trade on behalf of the majority of Canada's farmers.

Alfredo Gutierrez

Alfredo Gutierrez

granger, Mèxic

Alfredo Gutierrez is an agronomist and fifth-generation dairy farmer in the central region of Mexico, where he is in charge of animal health and nutrition, equipment, tecnologia, and crop production that includes a rotation of corn, triticale, ordi, peas & rye grass.

Alfred M. Nderitu

Alfred M. Nderitu

granger, Kenya

3.5 acres of bananas, 9.2 acres rice production, 6 acres on mango plantation. 12 dairy cattle Some horticultural crops – tomatoes, French beans, green pepper, onions, and watermelon - have a modern rice mill.

Annechien ten Have Mellema

Annechien ten Have Mellema

granger, Beerta, països Baixos

Annechien ten Have Mellema focuses on integrated sustainable agriculture as part of a family partnership that raises pigs, wheat, sugar beets and corn in the Netherlands. Annechien is a member of the Global Farmer Network.

Andrew Osmond

Andrew Osmond

granger, United Kingdom

Andrew specializes in herbage ley seed and malting barley. He farms more than 700 hectares of grass for seed and a large area of specialist spring malting barley. His farm is a mixture of owned, tenanted and contracted farming arrangements, driven by servicing market demand.

Amadou Sidibe

Amadou Sidibe

granger, Mali

Amadou is an architect by trade, who invested in creating a high tech greenhouse to bring stable prices to off-season vegetables in Mali. The greenhouses use soilless production, climate control, misting, aluminum screen and water recycling.

Allen Skogen

Allen Skogen

granger, Estats Units

Diverse grain farm with family members grow wheat, soja, corn in rotation minimum or no-till; Chairman of Growers for Biotechnology, past president of the North Dakota Grain Growers Association

Arie Sulistyani

Arie Sulistyani

granger, Indonèsia

Founded a womens farming group in her village in order to transfer her knowledge of modern farming techniques to others. On her farm, she grows corn, verdures, chili and horticultural plants.

Andrew Weidemann

Andrew Weidemann

granger, Austràlia

Andrew Weidemann farms with his wife Julie, brother Rodney and his wife Andrea in the Wimmera region in Victoria, Australia where they grow wheat, ordi, canola, broad beans, chic and field peas, lentils, oaten and vetch hay along with White Suffolk prime lambs.

Benjamin Olumuyiwa Adewumi

Benjamin Olumuyiwa Adewumi

granger, Oyo State, Nigèria

Benjamin Olumuyiwa Adewumi has been farming in Nigeria for over 25 ans, growing maize, plantain, bananas, cassava and some livestock. Adewumi is a USAID-MARKETS II trained cassava farmer and also a member of the Global Farmer Network.

Bill Crabtree

Bill Crabtree

granger, Western Australia

Owns 7,000 acres of arable land in Western Australia at the edge of the Outback. This year he leased another 7,000 acres for 6 ans. He grows wheat, canola. Longtime supporter and researcher of farmer access to innovative technologies. Professional agronomist.

Bishnu Hari Poudyal

Bishnu Hari Poudyal

granger, Nepal

Bishnu Poudyal grows paddy, blat de moro, wheat and cereals and operates a small dairy near Kavre, Nepal. He hosts visitors to his farm who are inspired by his entrepreneurship and is a member of the Global Farmer Network.

Balwinder Singh Kang

Balwinder Singh Kang

granger, Índia

Has farmed for 30 ans, outspoken advocate for biotechnology, grows Bt cotton, hybrid vegetables, wheat, mustard, chick pea. Raises cows, goats and backyard poultry.

Bruno Bakasembe Matovu

Bruno Bakasembe Matovu

granger, Uganda

Involved in seed production for Hybrid seeds for Uganda Seed Company. Grows maize 400 Acres, pigs 800 i 120 vaques. 12 permanent workers and 80 seasonal

Chandrashekhar Bhadsavle

Chandrashekhar Bhadsavle

granger, Índia

Farming since 1976 - raised the farm to a status where many in society know about it and want to visit. Field crops, lacti, agro-forestry, aquaculture and horticulture + tourist destination. Advocates for the Saguna Rice Technique (SRT), which is conservation agriculture using zero tillage.

Charles Chenza

Charles Chenza

granger, Tanzània

Charles grows 50 acres of maize and 12 acres of coffee and focuses on increasing output/acre. He is also an input dealer and a grain miller. He buys maize from farmers and mills it to add value. Charles is a champion of technology and well known in the region.

Cheng Cunwang

Cheng Cunwang

granger, Xina

DonDon Farm, is a combination of ecological agriculture and community support agriculture, production and farm management role-promoting Community Supported Agriculture and organic planting.

Chibuike Emmanuel

Chibuike Emmanuel

granger, Nigèria

Va començar a cultivar bagre quan va convèncer una xarxa de TV per cable que li permetés utilitzar un part guaret de la seva granja per a la piscicultura. Va començar amb un estany i ara s'ha ampliat per mantenir-se al dia 5 tones de bagre per cicle de producció. També cultiva verdures utilitzant aigua per estanys.

Carlos Font

Carlos Font

granger, Espanya

Agronomist. Manages a farm of around 400 ha and also has pigs. He has been planting Bt corn for several years and prefers it to conventional. Sees the technology value that he has experienced in his farm.

Cheryl Hazenberg

Cheryl Hazenberg

granger, Irlanda

Granges amb el marit Kenneth Bray, que és la vuitena generació de la seva família per conrear aquesta terra. En la llet són principalment holsteins de raça pura 96 acres al centre d’Irlanda. Utilitzen un sistema basat principalment en pastures. Cheryl continua activa a la granja de vedells canadencs de la família i a la indústria.

Camila Illich Rodrigues

Camila Illich Rodrigues

granger, Brasil

Farm 14,000 hectares with brother and father, grow soybeans, blat de moro, wheat, barley and oats; we are planting 90% of GM corn, and soybean is also 100% GM technology. 32 employees

Csaba Machaty

Csaba Machaty

granger, Hungary

Family involved in two farms. One is 15,000 hectares and the other is 10,000 hectares – grow corn, wheat, soja, oilseed rape. Seed production of all crops on the farms. Use high tech machinery, GPS system, precision farming.

Claude Menara

Claude Menara

granger, France

With his son, manages a 420 hectare irrigated farm. Produces sweet corn for canning and freezing industries, corn for grain (of which 100 ha of GM maize) and French beans. Involved in the development of direct sowing techniques.

Dymphnus de Geus

Dymphnus de Geus

granger, Brasil

Dimmy farmed rice, soja, wheat and corn while raising pigs, beef cattle and dairy cows in southern Brazil. a 1995 he sold his farm and bought new land in Maranhão State. As a pioneer farmer in the area, he used technology and conservation to achieve high yields. He farms about 2,000 hectares and is involving his daughter.

Diasso Dramane

Diasso Dramane

granger, Burkina Faso

16 hectare farm – grows cotton, blat de moro, sorghum and cow pea – leader of local cotton producers cooperative.

Diego Guigou

Diego Guigou

granger, Uruguay

Agronomist, directing agricultural production on 40,000 hectares of wheat, canola, soja, corn and sorghum in a company that produces half of the total grain for ADP's six cattle feedlots. He plants GM crops.

David Hill

David Hill

granger, Norfolk, United Kingdom

David Hill is a third-generation mixed arable and livestock farmer, growing wheat, ordi, canola, grass seeds and other crops in Norfolk, UK. He took part in trials of GM sugar beet and was so impressed he decided to start growing another GM crop on his farm under a government license.

David Hughes

David Hughes

granger, Argentina

David Hughes and his partners grow corn, soja, wheat and barley in Buenos Aires province and are developing a cattle ranch in Sla Rioja province, Argentina.

David K. Kosgei

David K. Kosgei

granger, Kenya

PhD Agricultural Economics; 50 acre dairy farm with some steers, 100 acres of hybrid maize production, 7 employees – do contract work for a sugar company.

Doyle Lentz

Doyle Lentz

granger, Estats Units

Doyle Lentz grows barley, spring wheat, soybeans and canola on a farm near the Canadian border that has been in their family for more than a century.

Derek Mathews

Derek Mathews

granger, Sud-Àfrica

Derek has been farming with his father since 1983. They farm 1,600 hectares of crops (30 hectares under center pivot irrigation) and raise 100 beef cattle. a 2005, he started South Africa’s first corn ethanol plant with his brother.

Douglas Mbano

Douglas Mbano

granger, Malawi

Grows cotton, maize and groundnuts, keep cattle, goats and poultry. Farm is semi-mechanized. Planting, picking, grading and baling are done manually.

Dave Okech

Dave Okech

granger, Kenya

Large-scale cage fish farmer (26 cages/300 MTS of Tilapia/year) and small scale chicken farmer. Developed AquaRech App - allows farmers to access high quality feeds, manage farms, gain market access for their product. Has developed a digital thermometer that relays water temperature to farmers’ phones.

Eugenio Ariztia

Eugenio Ariztia

granger, Xile

Més que 20,000 hectares used for seed multiplication, avocado trees, wine grapes, cattle cows, blat de moro, potatoes and forest. Més que 3,000 are under mechanical irrigation.

Evelyne Desrentes

Evelyne Desrentes

granger, France

Managing farm finances, reg, seed production 2 farms totaling 1600 hectares 900 hectares of corn, 700 hectares rotates into durum wheat pivots and sprinklers for irrigation 5 employees + family members

Enrique Duhau

Enrique Duhau

granger, Argentina

Farm 190,000 acres 108,000 hectàrees de blat de moro, soybean, wheat and sunflower. Soybeans are 100% GM, as is 80% of corn. We raise our own calves and purchase calves for our feedlots. Milk 1,900 vaques.

Elisha Lewanika

Elisha Lewanika

granger, Zambia

Eight hectare farm of maize, cabbages, tomatoes. Also have cattle, donkeys, sheep and village chickens

Eva Ntseoane

Eva Ntseoane

granger, Sud-Àfrica

Eve "Tepsy" Ntseoane is an emerging farmer, raising maize and beef cattle in Kaalfontein, Emfuleni Municipality in Gauteng Province, Sud-Àfrica.

Eduardo Sekita de Oliveira

Eduardo Sekita de Oliveira

Agronomist, Brasil

Agronomist, 3,200 hectare farm with 2,600 hectares under pivot irrigation – biotech corn and soybeans, garlic, carrots, 1100 vaques. 650 employees, 350 fixed and 300 seasonal to harvest garlic.

Enrique Carlos Oyharzabal

Enrique Carlos Oyharzabal

granger, Uruguay

Grows GM and hybrid crops, canola, wheat, oats and barley, soja, corn and sorghum, with some crops under irrigation. Raises breeding cattle and rents agricultural machinery. Active with the No Till Agriculture Foundation

Edgard Ramirez

Edgard Ramirez

granger, Argentina

Family farmer, agronomist and advisor growing soybeans, blat de moro, wheat on 275 hectares. He leads an international program to transfer no till technology to Africa, starting in Ghana and Guinea, growing corn and soybeans.

Eric Stall

Eric Stall

granger, Iowa, Estats Units

Operate a small family farm (240 acres) northwest of Des Moines - Non irrigated at this time but are considering the possibility; raise corn, soja, sweet corn for farmers market and some specialty crops for a local company

Francisco Manuel Fernandez Camas

Francisco Manuel Fernandez Camas

granger, Espanya

Farmer who manages 3 farms (almost 2,000 acres), including his family farm. Produces corn, cotó, tomatoes, patates, sugar beet, sunflower, wheat and chickpeas. Uses innovative irrigation technology.

Francisco Gurrna Trevino

Francisco Gurrna Trevino

Veterinarian, Mèxic

Veterinarian; consultant on agricultural water issues, Actively promoting technical assistance and technology transfer for the small farmer.

Francois Traore

Francois Traore

granger, Burkina Faso

Grows Cotton and Cereals on more than 100 ha and raises over 100 head of livestock, active in farmer organizations on issues involving international trade

Gilbert Arap Bor

Gilbert Arap Bor

granger, Kapseret, Kenya

D. Gilbert Arap Bor cultiva blat de moro, hortalisses i vaques lleteres en una granja de petites dimensions 25 hectàrees a Kapseret, a prop d’Eldoret, Kenya. També fa conferències a la Universitat Catòlica de l’Àfrica Oriental, Eldoret campus i és membre del Consell d'Administració de la Kenyan Fish Market Authority. dr. Bor és el 2011 Destinatari del premi Kleckner i membre de la xarxa Global Farmer Network.

Gheorge Lucian Buzdugan

Gheorge Lucian Buzdugan

granger, Romania

Gheorge works on a 55,000 hectare farm, one of the largest in Europe-actively involved in promoting biotechnology.

Gabriel Carballal

Gabriel Carballal

granger, Uruguay

Farm 5,000 hectares of wheat, ordi, canola, oats, grass seeds, GMO soybean, GMO corn and sorghum. Produce livestock on 3,500 hectares - 1,700 head of British breed beef. Our 24 employees use the latest technology.

Gaytri Devi

Gaytri Devi

granger, Índia

Grows hybrid and organic crops; demonstrates new technology and seeds and transfers technology to farmers. Her farm is an experiential learning farm for youth and farmers. She works with fruit growers to help them get advisory services, tecnologia, and connect them with other farmers who are using best practices.

Grant Dyck

Grant Dyck

granger, Canadà

13,000 acre grain and oilseed farm GM canola, corn and soybeans, also perennial rye grass, winter wheat, oats, feed wheat canola, hemp, sunflowers Variable rate fertility, RTK/GPS and mapping of all operations. 6 fulltime, 22 Part-time employees

Giuseppe Elias

Giuseppe Elias

granger, Italy

Giuseppe Elias farms 600 hectares, growing corn and wheat; has 200 dairy cows, uses conservation tillage. He is a leader in conservation tillage organizations.

Giorgio Fidenato

Giorgio Fidenato

granger, Italy

Grew up on family fairy farm. After college, worked on another farm and for a cooperative. Ran his own fruit and vegetable business in the 1990s. Involved in numerous agricultural organizations.

Guillermo Gastelum

Guillermo Gastelum

granger, Mèxic

Main crops in the region: tomato, blat de moro, beans

gust Gerrid

gust Gerrid

granger, Canadà

Gerrid Gust and his family raise canola, lentils, flax and cereal grains including durum and soft white wheat on the Canadian prairies.

Georgina Gutierrez

Georgina Gutierrez

Ramader de productes lactis, Mèxic

Gina és un productor lacti de cinquena generació. La seva explotació familiar es troba a la regió central de Mèxic, i actualment llets 420 vaques. La finca té 40 hectàrees en conreus: blat de moro, ordi, triticale i l’herba de sègol s’enfilen per al bestiar. Gina treballa amb el seu pare, un veterinari que s’encarrega de la salut i la nutrició dels animals; i el seu germà, un agrònom, qui té cura dels conreus. Gina ha estat involucrada en l’operació a temps complet des de llavors 2008. Al maig 2015, Gina va avançar per iniciar una pàgina de Facebook que defensava la indústria lletera. La Vida Lactea ara té gairebé 30,000 seguidors. Va realitzar un Màster en Dret Corporatiu i forma part de la classe Young Leaders Leaders. Escriu regularment a la revista Ganadero i Hoard's Dairyman en espanol. a 2018, Gina va guanyar el premi Kleckner de Global Farmer Network.

Gurjeet Singh Mann

Gurjeet Singh Mann

granger, Índia

Grows wheat, aromatic basmati and parmal rice, Bt cotton, desi cotton and guar. He embraces new technology including GM crops, and he helps guide his fellow and young farmers with farm technologies.

Grace Bwogi Namukasa

Grace Bwogi Namukasa

granger, Uganda

CEO of Bwogi Farms, since 2015. Passionate about goats and banana production. Involved in mobilization, training and inspiring thousands into the best management practices of agriculture. Founder and an executive committee member of Uganda Goat Farmers’ Cooperative, a body aimed at bringing together goat farmers in order to boost production.

Heather Baldock

Heather Baldock

granger, Península d'Eyre, Austràlia

Heather Baldock i el seu marit Graeme blat de cultiu, ordi, canola, pèsols i tramussos en una granja familiar de 3a generació a la Península d'Eyre, Austràlia de l'Sud.

Hong 'Jenny' Cui

Hong 'Jenny' Cui

granger, Xina

Came home to the family farm after education and work in the UK. Integrated technology, machinery and high yield systems management into growing corn and silage for large dairies.

Henrique Fiorese

Henrique Fiorese

granger, Brasil

Henrique is a lawyer specializing in labor law. He is legal director of a Brazilian grain producers association, ABRASGRÃOS. He’s the third generation of their family farm, started when his grandfather came from Italy to Brazil. He farms with his father and brother. They grow soybeans, blat de moro, field beans, wheat and sorghum on 2,800 hectares. Special care is given to 1,200 hectares of native forest.

Hope Pjesky

Hope Pjesky

Farmer & Rancher, Oklahoma, EUA

Hope Pjesky and her family are farmers /ranchers in northern Oklahoma where they raise stocker cattle and hard red winter wheat. Hope has a strong interest in global trade that has been supported by her selection as an Eisenhower Agriculture Fellow and later through a McCloy Agriculture Fellowship. Hope is a member of the Farm Foundation, hosts international agricultural fellows from other countries in Oklahoma and Washington, DC. and provides leadership to the Oklahoma Agriculture Leadership Program. She also volunteered for several years as a board member for the Global Farmer Network.

Happy Lungile Shongwe

Happy Lungile Shongwe

granger, Swaziland

Grows legumes because they are more drought resistant. Certified seed producer. As her business grew, she purchased processing and packaging equipment and embarked on a marketing program to sell her seed at markets.

Isidro Antonio Matamoros Ochoa

Isidro Antonio Matamoros Ochoa

granger, Honduras

Isidro Antonio Matamoros Ochoa is an Associate Professor in beef production, farm 1,059 hectares – owned by 4 investors since 2007 – developing 720 cow dairy – 16 employees, 37 contract workers, coffee plantation.

Ian Pigott

Ian Pigott

granger, Harpenden, United Kingdom

Ian Pigott runs a diversified farming business in Harpenden, UK. Located just 20 miles from the centre of London, he grows wheat, oilseed, rape and oats in rotation. The farm is a LEAF (linking environment and farming) demonstration farm. Ian is a Global Farmer Network member.

Ignacio Uranga

Ignacio Uranga

Agronomist Engineer, Argentina

Agronomist Engineer active with the National Seed Institute and other agricultural organizations.

Jeff Bidstrup

Jeff Bidstrup

granger, Queensland, Austràlia

Involved in three farming enterprises across a total of about 5,000 hectares, growing cotton, wheat, sorghum and chickpeas. Involved with a farmer organization to ensure timely access to agricultural biotechnology. Kleckner Award winner - 2008

Javier Callejas

Javier Callejas

granger, Nicaragua

Javier was born and raised in Nicaragua. During civil unrest in the 80's, the family migrated to Guatemala and then to the US. a 2015 he moved back to Nicaragua. He has a poultry farm that includes 13 chicken houses and an 870 acre sugar cane farm. They produce 530,000 chickens every 36-day cycle, totaling close to 7 cycles/year.

Jose Luis Gonzalez Chacon

Jose Luis Gonzalez Chacon

granger, Colombia

Jose Luis is a civil engineer who has come back to work on his family poultry farm within the past two years. La finca té 13 sheds that can house more than 500,000 birds at once. There are plans to build new facilities with more environmentally friendly technology, using solar energy and water recycling methods to keep the company as green as possible.

Jose Felipe da Costa de Castro Duarte

granger, Portugal

Agronomist – farms 3650 hectares, 1000 of them are drip irrigation olive. Co-owner of a co-operative which makes and sells its own oil. Produces wine from a 100 hectare vineyard.

Jesus Ricardo Charles Flores

Jesus Ricardo Charles Flores

granger, Mèxic

Biotechnology student, founded an organization that disseminates ag technology projects. His family is dedicated to agriculture in northern Mexico. He has planted GM and conventional corn on his farm to demonstrate the difference.

Jake Freestone

Jake Freestone

granger, United Kingdom

Jake Freestone is the farm manager at Overbury Farms, located in the West Midlands, United Kingdom, where they grow bread-making wheat, rapeseed oil, malting barley, peas, linseed and soya along with 1,200 ewes.

Joao Monteiro Grilo

Joao Monteiro Grilo

granger, Portugal

Farm 130 hectares of Bt maize, Farm is located in a region dominated by small farms. Through the constitution of a Production Zone I could plant 100% of the area (130ha in 2009) with GM corn.

Jorge Heisecke

Jorge Heisecke

granger, Paraguay

Director of 2 farms – one with 350,000 hectares of livestock production, the other, 20,000 hectares of GM soybeans, hybrid corn, wheat, canola and eucalyptus. Recently started 200 hectare family farm – 50% arable, no till, i 50% forest.

Joni Kamiya-Rose

Joni Kamiya-Rose

granger, Hawaii, EUA

Passionate advocate for agriculture and technology use, daughter of a papaya farmer.

Jake Leguee

Jake Leguee

granger, Canadà

Jake and his family farm ~ 12,000 acres GMO canola, wheat, durum, peas, GMO soybeans, flax and lentils. One of the first farms in the area to grow soybeans in 2010. Now considering corn. No-tilling for 20+ ans.

Jim McCarthy

Jim McCarthy

granger, Kildare, Irlanda

First generation farmer - 1800 acres, grows wheat, barley and oilseed rape. Shareholder in a large dairy in the U.S. Managing Director of a business which owns and manages 30,000 acres of arable crops in Argentina. Kleckner Award winner - 2009.

Jane Mutatu

Jane Mutatu

granger, Zimbabwe

Nursing relatives, she sought our physicians who guided her to experiment with soybeans as a cheap protein source. Now has trained over 10,000 women in soybean farming. Founder of Bashan Farm, VP of Zimbabwe National Soybean Association.

Jose Manuel Pomarsasot

Jose Manuel Pomarsasot

granger, Espanya

Third generation family farm - 4,500 hectares alfalfa, blat de moro, wheat, ordi, tomatoes, cauliflower, broccoli also raise cattle and sheep - grow Bt corn

Jose Maria Pizarro de Melo Telo Rasquilha

Jose Maria Pizarro de Melo Telo Rasquilha

granger, Portugal

Since 1986, CEO of a Portuguese Group of Agriculture enterprises. 3,700 acres, 90% irrigated olive trees, plums, peaches, cork trees, eucalyptus; blat de moro, wheat, sunflower, oats 400 hectare under center pivot, 250 beef cattle

John Rigolizzo, jr.

John Rigolizzo, jr.

granger, Nova Jersey, EUA

John Rigolizzo, jr. és una cinquena generació granger, elevar les verdures fresques i blat de moro de camp al sud de Nova Jersey. La granja de la família ofereix productes als mercats minoristes i majoristes. John és voluntari com a membre de l'consell de la Xarxa Global de Farmer i ha proporcionat orientació a l'Associació de Productors de Vegetals de Nova Jersey i Nova Jersey Consell de tomàquet. Com expresident Granja Oficina Nova Jersey, el seu interès i des de fa molt de temps el suport de lliure comerç amb el suport de la seva participació en 11 missions comercials internacionals i la participació en reunions de l'Organització Mundial de Comerç a Seattle i Ginebra.

John Rigolizzo IV

John Rigolizzo IV

granger, Nova Jersey, EUA

Passionate student, involved in the family farm.

Jose Luis Romeo Martin

Jose Luis Romeo Martin

granger, Espanya

Fourth generation farmer - 400 hectares –grows sorghum, sunflowers, wheat, ordi, alfalfa peas, beans. Added center pivots in the 1980s to grow corn. a 2000 planted 33 Hectares of grapevine and in 2005 built a winery.

Jose Joaquin Rosales

Jose Joaquin Rosales

granger, Honduras

Jose runs a 1200 acre cattle farm that has been the main family business for over 40 ans. The farm now produces cassava, blat de moro, beef cattle and milk for the local market. Rosales partnered with a local hydropower developer to build a small hydropower plant on the farm.

Jennie Schmidt

Jennie Schmidt

granger, Maryland, EUA

Jennie is a third generation farmer. The family farm grows grains, vegetables and wine grapes on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. The farm's mission is to practice "synergistic farming" using the best of all farming methods to create healthy soils and sustain healthy food production.

Jane Smith

Jane Smith

granger, Nova Zelanda

Breeding operation in the sheep and beef industries – export genetics to Australia and Bangladesh. Raise forage crops. Board member of the Veterinary Council of New Zealand and of The Red Meat Partnership.

Jayapal Reddy Solleti

Jayapal Reddy Solleti

granger, Índia

Grows rice, blat de moro, vegetables and cotton and is actively engaged in dairy development in his region. He played a crucial role in drafting the vision statement of agriculture for Prime Minister Modi’s election.

Julio Speroni

Julio Speroni

granger, Argentina

Julio farms 2,200 hectares in the province on Entre Rios. He plants corn, soja, sorghum, wheat and rice grass and has a cow/calf operation. He also manages over 10,000 hectares of row crops and feedlot operations for customers in the province of Buenos Aires. He graduated in agricultural business at Iowa State University.

Joas VanOord

Joas VanOord

granger, Canadà

Forty-five cow dairy with robotic milkers. Past president of the New Brunswick Young Farmers Forum. A true ag ambassador; the farm hosts many visitors including school groups.

Jim Zimmerman

Jim Zimmerman

granger, Estats Units

Farms in partnership with his brother, where he also is a licensed grain dealer. Served on the state Corn Promotion Board and worked in leadership with the National Corn Growers Associations Trade Policy and Biotech Action Team.

Knud Bay-Smidt

Knud Bay-Smidt

granger, Denmark

Knud was raised on a 4th generation family farm. After college, he interned for 6 months on a farm in England, then started his own farm in 1987. He grows grains, oilseed and grass seed on 200 hectares and grass for hay on another 100 hectares.

Kornelis Keese Huizinga

granger, Ucraïna

Manages 350 workers growing wheat, ordi, canola, blat de moro, soja, sunflower, sugar beets and vegetables; 850 cow dairy, 750 sow pork operation

Ken Kamiya

Ken Kamiya

granger, Hawaii, EUA

Kim farms 25 acres Papaya farm and wholesaling business – farm uses PRSV resistant transgenic cultivars. He has a papaya variety named after him.

Kelly Manton-Pearce

Kelly Manton-Pearce

granger, Austràlia

dr. Kelly Manton-Pearce, along with her husband Alan, grow canola, wheat, ordi, oaten-hay and sheep in Western Australia. A més de l'agricultura, Kelly is a Nuffield Scholar and Research Fellow with Murdoch University

Kaahwa Jean Rwamukaga

Kaahwa Jean Rwamukaga

granger, Uganda

Kaahwa Jean is a fish farmer, entrepreneur and consultant. He is the Managing Director of Shalom Fish Farms Ltd. and Africa Agribusiness Services Ltd. He started as a fish farmer producing table fish, fish fingerlings and offering aquaculture services. He’s engaged in horticulture, dairy and poultry.

Kornal Vancsura

granger, Hungary

Farms 3,400 hectares of corn, winter wheat, ordi, blat dur, sunflower, rape, sugar beets and other small crops.

Lucio Alamy

Lucio Alamy

granger, Brasil

After earning an MBA and working in agribusiness, returned to the family business as a swine, beef and coffee producer. Has launched a branded pork product. Is a co-founder of FarmPage.

Lili Duan

Lili Duan

granger, Xina

Lili graduated from Sichuan Agricultural University with a Masters degree in microbiology. She worked for the government, and in 2011 she decided to start her own farm. She farms on more than 800 acres of leased land fruits, verdures, and vegetable seed.

Nha Thi Trang Le

Nha Thi Trang Le

granger, Vietnam

Le Thi Trang Nha grows vegetables, melon, bananas and citrus fruits on Unifarm in Binh Duong Province, Vietnam. Nha is passionate about moving Vietnamese agriculture and positively impacting the rural economy as a member of the Global Farmer Network.

Luiz Marcos Suplicy Hafers

Luiz Marcos Suplicy Hafers

(1935-2016) granger, Brasil

Hafers was born in Santos, So Paulo, a 1935, and presided over the Brazilian Rural Society (SRB) in the period between 1996 i 2002. Hafers worked as a broker and exporter of cotton in the family business between the 50s and 70s. From foreign trade, he expanded his activities to agriculture, planting coffee in Northern Paran, first on leased land, and from 1962 onwards own land. Still in the 1970s, it started forestry and expanded its business to the industrial sector, with the foundation of Pisa Papel de Imprensa S / la. He was president of the Paranaense Association of Coffee Growers (Apac) and founder of the managing institution of the Coffee Museum and the Museum of Immigration.

Lorne Hamblin

Lorne Hamblin

granger, Canadà

Farms 2,000 acres grows soybeans, ordi, wheat, oats, canola, specialty beans, grass seed. First planted biotech crops in 1998 appreciated better weed control, diversified crop rotations, better yields and profits

Lindsay Hargreaves

Lindsay Hargreaves

granger, United Kingdom

Since 1993 has managed 10,000 acres of irrigated land producing root vegetables (patates, onions, carrots and parsnips) and cereals crops (rye, barley and wheat). The farm employs 100 gent.

Les Kletke

Les Kletke

granger, Canadà

Own 400 acre farm in the Red River Valley. The farm is black soil and produces a variety of crops, GMO and conventional. We have grown cereals, canola, sunflowers and pulse crops. It is absolutely flat and worked corner to corner.

Laura Nielson

Laura Nielson

granger, South Dakota, Estats Units

A third-generation farmer from South Dakota – farms with father and uncle, 3,300 hectàrees de blat de moro, soybeans and hay. 430 cow dairy, and raise replacement heifers. Active in telling the story of agriculture.

Leonardo Olivera

Leonardo Olivera

granger, Uruguay

Farms and works for the biggest farming coop in Uruguay as an agronomic engineer. Seed specialist in this coop of ~3000 partner producers. Collaborates with the USDA, providing ag statistics, crop forecasting, livestock and dairy info for Uruguay.

Liem Quoc Pham

Liem Quoc Pham

granger, Vietnam

Runs Unifarm, a global GAP certified 1000 plus acre fruit and vegetable farm in Binh Duong province. Grows melon, banana, jack fruit and other vegetables. A respected name among very few high tech farms in Vietnam.

Luiz Roberto Saldanha Rodrigues

Luiz Roberto Saldanha Rodrigues

granger, Brasil

Recovered farmland that was degraded because of sugar cane production. Now it grows soy, blat de moro, wheat and coffee - awarded for the best coffee quality in Parana State and Brazil.

Luis E. Rodriguez

Luis E. Rodriguez

granger, Honduras

700 acre farm in the valley of Jamastran located west of Tegucigalpa the capital of Honduras. Corn (300 acres) Dairy 280 head, 90 milk cows; most farming is done by machine including the milking

Larry Sailer

Larry Sailer

granger, Iowa, Estats Units

Fourth generation farmer – bought his first farm in 1972. Currently farms 400 acres of corn and soybeans, mostly under no-till. All of his crops use GMO technology in order to make his conservation program feasible. 2018 will be his 45th harvest. Larry advocates for agriculture, giving many speeches and building his presence on social media.

Lydia Sasu

Lydia Sasu

granger, Ghana

Lydia Sasu has dedicated her life to improving the lives of rural women farmers. As a family farmer and Executive Director of the Development Action Association (DAA) in Ghana, Lydia.

Louise Staley

Louise Staley

granger, Austràlia

3,000 acres of wheat, ordi, canola rotation. Canola grown is a mix of conventional, Roundup Ready, Clearfield and IT varieties. No-till, controlled traffic cropping system with full stubble retention. 600 merino sheep.

Levi Wood

Levi Wood

granger, Canadà

Returned to his family farm in 2007 after working in finance as an exchange trader. Raises lentils, wheat, canola and other crops. Family operates aerial spraying and crop inputs businesses.

Michael Allen

Michael Allen

granger, Sud-Àfrica

Michael Allen farms with his son in the North Eastern Part of South Africa in the Province of Mpumalanga. They produce corn and soya beans on 1000 hectares (almost 2400 acres).

Mesut Cetin

Mesut Cetin

granger, Turkey

Third generation farmer and rancher, veterinarian. Operates 500 head cow/calf business and 25,000 head feedlot; grows forage and grain.

María Gabriela Creu

María Gabriela Creu

granger, Elvas, Portugal

Maria Gabriela Cruz manages a 500 hectare farm in Elvas, Portugal that has been in their family for over 100 ans. Growing maize, wheat, barley and green peas, they use no-till or reduced till methods on the full farm. She has grown biotech maize since 2006.

Maria Beatriz Giraudo Gaviglio

Maria Beatriz Giraudo Gaviglio

granger, Argentina

Maria Beatriz Pilu Giraudo is a fifth-generation farmer, who with her family, grow soy, wheat, ordi, blat de moro, sorghum and livestock and advocate no-till in central Argentina. Maria has been recognized as the 2016 recipient of the Kleckner Award.

Mike Geske

Mike Geske

granger, Estats Units

Farm 2100 acres of row crops (blat de moro, cotó, arròs, soybeans – mostly flood irrigated) in partnership with son. Have 3 full time employees with additional seasonal employees. Most crops are genetically enhanced.

Marcos Guigou

Marcos Guigou

granger, Uruguay

Grows soybeans, blat de moro, wheat, ordi, oats, canola and sorghum. All corn and soy production is GMO. Irrigates 10% of production. No till farmer. Livestock production on natural pasture. Involved in global grain trade.

Mark Heckman

Mark Heckman

granger, Iowa, EUA

Director, Iowa Corn Promotion Board, Board Member, US Grains Council. Farms about 1500 acres and raises hogs. Co-owner and President of Main Street Ag, LLC which advises on and sells cover crops, and offers risk management consulting services.

Michael B. Jandreau

Michael B. Jandreau

(1943-2015) granger, Estats Units

Sr.. Jandreau died on April 3, 2015 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. During his leadership the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe expanded their agriculture development through popcorn, commercial buffalo and cattle herd and selling products under the name Lakota Foods.

Martha Kanengoni

Martha Kanengoni

granger, Zimbabwe

Seven hectare farm of maize, cotó, groundnuts, round nuts, sweet potatoes and sorghum. Four family members work on the farm, up to 5 more people work on the farm for hand weeding and cotton picking times.

Maree McKay

Maree McKay

granger, Austràlia

Has farmed with her husband since 1978 - 900 hectares – grows wheat, canola, beef cattle and prime lambs. Organized various GM information sessions for local and regional farmers.

Marcelo J. Merce

Agricultural Engineer, Argentina

Agricultural Engineer; farm with two brothers. 2,225 acres – wheat, soja, corn – double crop production; in spite of hard economic conditions, biotechnology use is remarkably high.

Adjunt Regla

Adjunt Regla

granger, Sud-Àfrica

Sr.. Motlatsi Musi grows maize, beans, patates, breeding pigs and cows on 21 hectares he acquired in 2004 through the Land Redistribution for Agricultural Development Program (LRAD) in South Africa. He was recognized Oct 17 in Des Moines, Iowa as the 2017 Destinatari del premi Kleckner.

Martin Pasman

Martin Pasman

granger, Argentina

Cereal and oilseed producer, potatoes – both fresh and processed, cattle, lacti, and an irrigation equipment dealer. He has been a high value spokesman for the special economic challenges faced by Argentinian farmers.

Marco Aurelio Pasti

Marco Aurelio Pasti

granger, Italy

Farms 1,300 acres - mainly corn and soybeans - Leader of the Italian corn grower association. Expertise in conservation tillage

Mel Poulton

Mel Poulton

granger, Nova Zelanda

Mel and her husband Mike operate a 2500 acres beef and sheep business. Their livestock is 100% grass fed. sobre 95% of their farm product (xai, beef and wool) is exported. The business also has a sheep stud, breeding Perendale composite rams.

Mekala Velangan Reddy

Mekala Velangan Reddy

granger, Índia

27-acre farm grows Bt cotton, chilies, maize and paddy. Livestock includes four bulls and five cows. Out of the total of 27 acres, 11 acres are under drip irrigation, i 16 acres under flooded irrigation. Four people work on the farm.

Megz Reynolds

Megz Reynolds

granger, Canadà

Megz és un agricultor de cereals a SW Saskatchewan. Ella i el seu marit no són pagesos. Creixen aproximadament 2,800 hectàrees d’ordi, blat dur, grans llenties verdes i lli. She’s an advocate for agriculture and good policy and is passionate about developing consumer trust in farmers. Té un gran seguiment a Twitter, Instagram i Facebook.

Malwinder Singh Malhi

Malwinder Singh Malhi

granger, Punjab State, Índia

Third generation farmer growing rice, wheat, patates, peas and fodder crops of oats, rye grass and mustard on their 25-acre family farm in Punjab State. He’s a strong supporter of GM and hybrid crops. Has over 30 years of experience working with farmers on the transfer of agricultural technologies to increase productivity.

Moses Nganwani Tia

Moses Nganwani Tia

granger, Ghana

Third generation farmer - produces maize, arròs, soja, yam, cassava and vegetables and has mango and cashew plantations along with cattle, sheep, goats and pigs on 50 hectares. Tia is country director of the Savannah Young Farmers Network, a leading farmer development organization in Africa which gives farmers a voice in the global debate on food and nutrition security.

Nancy Kavazanjian

Nancy Kavazanjian

granger, Wisconsin, Estats Units

Nancy Kavazanjian and her husband Charles Hammer are innovative crop row farmers growing corn, soybeans and wheat in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.

Gràcia Petita

Gràcia Petita

granger, Zimbabwe

Smallholder studying Biotechnology. Helped with virus elimination of sweet potatoes and cassava, and was selected to attend the Open Forum for Agricultural Biotechnology in Africa. Studied at Michigan State on a MasterCard scholarship.

Olga Alcaraz Andrade

granger, Mèxic

Lead a local farmers group whose 800 producers cover 2500 hectares of crops, 2 growing seasons per year – grow maize, sorghum and wheat.

La paciència Onyaole Koku

La paciència Onyaole Koku

granger, Nigèria

Patience's farm is located on the Jere Azara irrigation scheme, Kagarko Local government, in Kaduna State Nigeria. The farm is 500 hectares of leased land and produces two crops annually under center pivot irrigation. They grow mostly seed corn for Monsanto and corn grain for major food processing companies in Nigeria, like Flour Mills of Nigeria. She is the recipient of the 2019 Kleckner Award from the Global Farmer Network and 2018 Cornell Alliance For Science Farmer of the year. She also serves on the Cornell Alliance For Science advisory board. In her short time as a member of the GFN, she has already advocated on major stages, including at The 2019 GES summit, a side event of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Committee of World Food Security in Rome, Italy and at the Future of Farming Dialogue in Monheim, Germany.

Oliver Ransmann

Oliver Ransmann

granger, Germany

Became engaged in his fathers farm in 2005 - 400 hectares growing maize and rye. The rest is covered by other energy crops. The crop is exclusively feeding a biogas plant on farm generating a power output of 500kw/h.

Oleksiy Vadaturskyy

Oleksiy Vadaturskyy

Agricutrual Technology, Ucraïna

General Director of NIBULON Ltd., a company leading agricultural change in Ukraine. Invested in a logistics system for transportation, storage and processing of ag products. Introduced corn production into Ukraine.

Otto von Arnold

Otto von Arnold

granger, Suècia

Grow wheat, malting barley, rape seed, sugar beet and green peas on 3000 acres. Member of Swedish Parliament, 2007- Member of the committees on Agricultural and Environment, and Civil Law.

Pam Johnson

Pam Johnson

granger, Estats Units

Sixth generation farmer, with her husband and 2 sons grow corn and soybeans on 2,700 acres. All seeds planted are genetically modified with traits to improve plant health. Tillage practices include: no-till, minimum till and strip till.

Pierre Kamere Munyura

Pierre Kamere Munyura

granger, Rwanda

Pierre Kamere Munyura is a coffee grower and processor, growing coffee on 25 acres in the Western Province, Rwanda.

Pavitar Pal Singh Pangli

Pavitar Pal Singh Pangli

granger, Índia

Sr.. PPS Pangli grows wheat, arròs, basmati non-scented, blat de moro, pulses, garlic, onion, mustard and seed production for fodder and seasonal vegetables on a farm located at his ancestral village Panglian, District Ludhiana in the State of Punjab located in North India. Sr.. Pangli chairs Indias United Farmer Empowerment Initiative, is a farmer leader of the Borlaug Farmers Association for South Asia and is a member of the Global Farmer Network.

Paul M.. Temple

Paul M.. Temple

granger, United Kingdom

Paul farms on 400 hectares of mixed arable land-cereals, vegetables and 400 head of grazing beef cattle. He was involved in the UK Farm Scale Evaluation (FSE) trials for GM crops in the country.

Pedro Vigneau

Pedro Vigneau

granger, Bolivar, Argentina

Pedro Vigneau is a fifth-generation farmer, raising cattle and growing crops for fodder and grains, including GM soya, in Central Argentina. Passionate about the benefits of no-till farming and the use of technology to protect the environment.

Ruben Chavez

Ruben Chavez

granger, Mèxic

Director General of UNIPRO, an organization of 2,000 agricultors. Farmers here are progressive and grow mostly yellow corn. They know the benefits of biotech corn, most interested in drought tolerance because it is a dry area.

clàusula reg

clàusula reg

granger, Iowa, EUA

Reg Clause is the fourth generation to manage the Clause Family Farm Jefferson, Iowa. The operation raises corn, soja, cattle and grandkids. Reg volunteers as a board member for the Global Farmer Network and is currenting serving as Chairman. Reg has extensive experience in business consulting, specializing in business development including feasibility studies, business planning and financial structuring for clients as diverse as biofuels, wineries, meat processing, niche marketing and many more. His work has allowed him to travel extensively around the world to conduct in-depth analysis of agricultural production systems.

Richard Dijkstra

Richard Dijkstra

granger, Brasil

Richard Franke Dijkstra farms with his family in Southern Brazil where they grow soybeans, edible beans, blat de moro, wheat, ordi, ray grass and black oats; 50% of the soybeans and corn they plant are GM and 100% of the operation is no-tillage. Richard and his brother-in-law also operate a 480 cow dairy and raise 4000 hogs annually.

Rosalie Ellasus

Rosalie Ellasus

granger, Sant Jacinto, Filipines

Rosalie Ellasus és un granger de primera generació, el cultiu de blat de moro i arròs a San Jacinto, Filipines. Rosalie permet la seva explotació que s'ha d'utilitzar com a pilot de demostració per als petits agricultors per visitar i aprendre de. Actualment s'exerceix com a President de la Federació de Filipines Blat de moro i és membre de la veritat sobre el Comerç & Tecnologia de Xarxa Global Farmer.

Richard Fordyce

Richard Fordyce

granger, Estats Units

Richard Fordyce is a fourth generation farmer growing corn, soybeans and beef cattle on a family farm in North Central Missouri. He serves the State of Missouri as the Director for the Department of Agriculture.

Ryan Milos Romeo Gamboa

Ryan Milos Romeo Gamboa

granger, Filipines

Sugarcane farmer. He has 40 hectares of land in the mountains and a 22-hectare farm in the city proper, where 5 of those hectares have been converted to fruit, poultry and swine production. Ryan was recently elected president of the Philippine Councilors League (PCL) - Negros Occidental Chapter. He has been a Silay City councilor.

Rodney Kili

Rodney Kili

granger, Kenya

Rodney Kili is a second-generation farmer, growing maize, malting barley, wheat, sunflower and canola with minimum tillage and GPS in Uasin Gishu County, Kenya. They use minimum tillage and GPS. They have 25 dairy cows and are working to expand that business.

Rajesh Kumar

Rajesh Kumar

granger, Índia

granges Rajesh Kumar 120 acres en dues regions de l'Índia, l'ús d'irrigació per cultivar l'albergínia, blat de moro dolç, blat de moro tendre, tomàquets i altres verdures. Ell ven productes frescos directament als consumidors a través de quioscs en diversos llocs i dirigeix ​​una unitat de processament d'aliments per al enllaunat de verdures. Sr.. Kumar és un membre de la Xarxa Global de Farmer TATT i el destinatari de l' 2012 PRES Comerç Kleckner & premi de tecnologia Avanç.

Rajaram Madhavan

Rajaram Madhavan

granger, Tamil Nadu, Índia

Rajaram Madhavan grows three different crops a year on his farm near Ulundhai Village, Tamil Nadu, Índia. Madhavan has several patents for farmer-friendly farm tools, conducts workshops that encourage entrepreneurs to take up agriculture as a profession.

recta Mashumba

recta Mashumba

granger, Zimbabwe

Ruramiso Mashumba grows snap peas, blat de moro, whole brown rice, sorghum, millet and gum trees in eastern Zimbabwe. a 2017 she was recognized as an Echoing Green Fellow and elected deputy of the Southern African Confederation of Agricultural Unions, and is the National Youth Chairperson for the Zimbabwe Farmers Union as well as a member of the Global Farmer Network.

Roger Villacorta Navarro

Roger Villacorta Navarro

granger, Filipines

Supervise personal investments in production of corn, cassava, high value crops, and fruits. Involved in advocacy groups; Philippine Maize Federation, Northern Mindanao Poultry Industry Association.

Roger Edgardo Padilla Ramirez

Roger Edgardo Padilla Ramirez

granger, Honduras

Agricultural Engineer, active in no-till association, farming since 1970 400 acres of biotech corn and sorghum - generates 60 jobs

Roman Warzecha

Roman Warzecha

granger, Mazowia, Poland

PhD plant breeder and author of 4 registered hybrids. Involved in wife's family farm where they grow maize for seed, sweet maize for the fresh market, oil seed rape and have a cherry orchard.

Rotimi Williams

Rotimi Williams

granger, Nigèria

Former journalist. His farm is the 2nd largest commercial rice farm in Nigeria by land size; 45,000 hectares; grows rice for millers. He was challenged with instilling peaceful coexistence between his workers and a largely permanent Fulani community. This led to the creation of a tech startup designed to bridge the gap between volatile agricultural communities in rural Nigeria and security agencies.

Supranee (Kay) Aramtip

Supranee (Kay) Aramtip

granger, Thailand

72 hectare farm grows mangoes, sweet tamarind, teak trees. Also finance other farmers to produce 4,500 hectares of maize production and 4,000 acres of mungbean and other bean production

Sergio Luis Bortolozzo

Sergio Luis Bortolozzo

granger, Brasil

Grows more than 25,000 hectares of soybeans, blat de moro, eucalyptus and sugarcane in different regions of Brazil. Active in agricultural organizations

Stepan Cizek

Stepan Cizek

granger, República Txeca

Cooperative farm - 7,918 hectares of winter wheat, oilseed rape, malting barley, bt corn for silage, sunflowers, mustard, sugar beets 650 cow dairy, 750 heifers, 600 bulls with capacity for 1200 120 employees.

Stanley Dzingayi

Stanley Dzingayi

granger, Zimbabwe

Seven hectare farm of maize, cotó, groundnuts, round nuts, sweet potatoes and sorghum. Four family members work on the farm, up to 5 more people work on the farm for hand weeding and cotton picking times.

Salah Mohammad Hegazy

Salah Mohammad Hegazy

granger, Egypt

President and Owner of Agrofood Company which produces, processes, packs and exports vegetables 100 employees and 500 seasonal workers. Farm 3,000 hectares. Five company packinghouses for root crops, fresh vegetables and citrus

Santiago N. Hollmann

Santiago N. Hollmann

Agricultural Engineer, Argentina

Agricultural Engineer Farms 794 hectares also rents 12,000 hectares to grow wheat, oats, rye, ordi, blat de moro, peas, soja, sorghum, and sunflower. Rents: 28,000 hectares for beef production

Sudhindra Kulkarni

Sudhindra Kulkarni

granger, Índia

Sudhindra Kulkarni grows GM cotton, pulses and cereals near the rural village of Malli in Karnataka State, Índia.

Sudhanshu Kumar

Sudhanshu Kumar

granger, Índia

Grows maize, wheat, arròs, litchi, mangoes, bananas and guava on 250 acres; 65 acres of orchards under micro irrigation; installed solar powered cold storage on his farm. He has the most technology advanced farm in the state of Bihar. Advocate for genetic engineering, mechanization, micro irrigation.

Steve Larocque

Steve Larocque

granger, Canadà

First generation farmer, runs a controlled traffic, inter-row seeding system on 640 acres of wheat, GM canola, ordi, peas, faba beans in rotation; was the first in western Canada to develop a controlled traffic farming system.

Sarah Munalula

Sarah Munalula

granger, Zambia

Farming since 1990 – grows maize, sunflower, groundnuts, rape and tomatoes. My farming business improved when Pioneer was introduced to Zambia in 2007 by the Ministry of Agriculture and Co-operatives.

Samuel Kamau Njiba

Samuel Kamau Njiba

granger, Kenya

Pioneer TC banana grower in the region. Active in agricultural organizations. Has represented Kenya in Farmers meetings in Uganda, Tanzania and South Africa.

Sarah Bloom

Sarah Bloom

granger, Austràlia

Started rose petal farm with her mother to produce freeze dried rose petals for the bridal industry; has also worked in cereal, beef and wool production.

Scott Shanks

Scott Shanks

granger, Brasil

Scott is an American farmer living in Brazil. He has a degree in Ag Economics from Cornell. He headed to Brazil in 2004 after college and after farming there earlier with his father. He worked first with two companies in Brazil, managing farmland and serving other farmland investors. He has farmed on his own for 4 ans.

Sarah Singla

Sarah Singla

granger, France

Sarah Singla grows wheat, triticale for seed, rape, alfals, winter peas and many cover crops on a family farm in the South of France. Sarah is a Nuffield Scholar and member of the Global Farmer Network.

Sujatha Sridhar

Sujatha Sridhar

granger, Índia

Sujatha owns 30 acres of agricultural land in Tamilnadu. She grows organic vegetables, sugarcane, and Bt cotton. She uses some of the organic farming principles in Bt cotton to increase the yield. Sujatha also raises cattle and goats.

Stuart Taylor

Stuart Taylor

Ramader de productes lactis, Nova Zelanda

GM of dairy and grazing, Craigmore Sustainables. Operation has 22 dairy properties in the Canterbury, North Otago regions. Amb 16,000 vaques, the company uses a rotational pasture grazing system augmented with Fodder Beet and Kale. All farms are irrigated. The pasture is mainly ryegrass and clover mixes, some fescue pastures.

Tim Couser

Tim Couser

granger, Iowa, EUA

Tim Couser farms with his parents on a family farm in Central Iowa where they grow corn, soja, hay, seed corn and seed soybeans along with a cattle finishing operation.

Trevor Gifford

Trevor Gifford

granger, Zimbabwe

Transformed family business to grow coffee, macadamia nuts, avocados, timber, with dairy and sheep production. Employed up to 1,000 workers at peak periods.

Tim Keegan

Tim Keegan

granger, Iowa, EUA

Animal Science degree from Iowa State, Master's degree, Swine Nutrition from Kansas State. a 2009 he started farming with in-laws. 4,000 acres corn, soja; 150-head cow/calf operation. Use precision technology, zone mapping, grid sampling, to better apply seed, fertilizer and chemicals. Have invested in solar technology.

Tariq Zaman Khan

Tariq Zaman Khan

granger, Pakistan

Fifth generation farmer: grow potatoes, wheat, rice and corn on 500 acres. Son does tunnel farming, growing off-season vegetables and fruits. Forty employees on the farm. Irrigate with tube wells. Ninety cow dairy.

Tsosie Lewis

Tsosie Lewis

granger, Estats Units

Former CEO of 76,000 acre of Navajo Nation Enterprise by utilization 210,000 acre-feet of water from San Juan River Basin with is part of Colorado River. Ara, Managing Manager of Greenstone Agri Con, LLC which provide agribusiness consulting to Famers and Rancher in Southwestern United States and Native American Tribes

Thandiye Myeni

Thandiye Myeni

granger, Sud-Àfrica

Biotech cotton farmer 10 hectares have seen an increase in the use of biotech by smallholder farmers as they battle bollworms. Now more than 90% of local farmers use it.

Tomas Oesterheld

Tomas Oesterheld

granger, Argentina

Tomas works on precision farming, focused on producing with less, for sustainable production. He looks for the productive potential of each environment and implements the most convenient management in each case with an eye toward efficiency, performance and profitability. Since 2007 he has been the director and coordinator of Las Cortaderas Group, a company that helps integrate technology solutions on farms.

Thomas Schulz

Thomas Schulz

granger, Germany

Took over a farm in the Federal State of Mecklenburg Western Pomerania in the eastern part of Germany after reunification in 1990. Farm is 650 hectares - canola, wheat, sweet corn and sugar beets.

Umut Ayberk Akbay

Umut Ayberk Akbay

granger, Turkey

Degree in International Relations from Istanbul Bilgi University. He uses satellites to track the status of his production and a sensor station to measure the temperature and humidity of his soil. He uses this information to boost yields. Grows corn, patates, olives, clover, wheat, barley and watermelon on 63 acres.

Vijay Kapoor

Vijay Kapoor

granger, Índia

Farm 48 hectares wheat, arròs, verdures, pulses, spices, mustard, and fennel with a team of 15 workers. Irrigation through bore wells, canal water and underground pipe lines.

Valentin Petrosu

Valentin Petrosu

granger, Romania

Agronomist, Farms 500 hectares with his father; started "Petrosu Serv" to sell vegetable and grain seeds produced on the farm. Expanding their greenhouse vegetable production.

William El Bulo

William El Bulo

granger, Indonèsia

Business can import and fatten up to 114,000 cattle per year. They also produce compost and have 160 hectares of marginal land that experiments with compost usage for many different types of crops.

Willy Kirwa

Willy Kirwa

granger, Kenya

Dairy farmer who also grows silage, oats. Introduced dairy technology, modern feed rations, and set up a school to train farmers on dairying.

Yara de Geus

Yara de Geus

granger, Brasil

Yara has a Bachelor's degree in Agronomy and a Masters in Crop Production and Physiology, along with a Masters in Human Resource Management. She worked as an agronomist in Brazil and then went to the US to study. She worked 9 years in research on crop genetics in Hawaii. The past 4 years she has come back to Brazil to farm.

Zhenghong Li

Zhenghong Li

granger, Xina

A founder of Dairy United Ltd. Amb 15 farms in Hohhot and Hailer of Inner Mongolia and more than 10,000 vaques. The largest dairy cooperative in China, its model has been widely implemented since the 2008 Melamine Scandal.

Guest Columnists

Bob Bowman

Bob Bowman

granger, Iowa, EUA
Brian Kelley

Brian Kelley

granger, Illinois, EUA

Brian Kelley grows corn and soybeans on a family farm with his father and uncles near Normal, Illinois.

Cheryl Koompin

Cheryl Koompin

granger, Idaho, EUA
Duane Grant

Duane Grant

granger, Idaho, EUA

Duane Grant grows potatoes, malt barley, sugar beets, blat de moro, dry beans, alfals, wheat and onion seed on a family farm in Idaho. Sr.. Grant is a member of the TATT Global Farmer Network.

Debbie Wacker

Debbie Wacker

Farmer & Rancher, Colorado, EUA
Lisa Patterson

Lisa Patterson

granger, Idaho, EUA
Marcus Holtkoetter

Marcus Holtkoetter

granger, Germany

The Holtkoetter family has been farming for more than 10 generations. Marcus manages the pig farm (250 sows and 2000 feeder pigs) as well as 400 acres of winter wheat, winter barley, corn and canola. He has hosted consumers, farmers and politicians on his farm, as well as sharing the farm's story at conferences. He is active on social media and with mainstream media. He helps connect other farmers across Germany to get more voices heard through co-founding "Frag den Landwirt" (Ask the farmer), AgChat Germany and spurring GACC exchange programs. He also co-founded the World AgVocate Meeting which brought together dozens from across Europe and North America. Holtkoetter is a guest author for the Global Farmer Network.

Paul Rasgorshek

Paul Rasgorshek

granger, Idaho, EUA

Paul Rasgorshek runs a family farm near Nampa, Idaho. They grow sugar beets, alfalfa seed, sweet corn seed, peppermint, spearmint, garden beans and peas for seed, carrot seed, onion seed, silage corn, and hay on 3,900 acres of irrigated ground.

Tim Recker

Tim Recker

granger, Iowa, EUA

Tim Recker of Arlington, Iowa grows corn and soybeans on his farm. He's an ethanol user and racing enthusiast.

Wiledio Naboho

Wiledio Naboho

granger, Burkina Faso

Wiledio has a 15 hectare farm where he grows cotton, maize and peanuts. He has grown Bt cotton from 2008 per 2014. He also has a garden. Wiledio is a member of the farmers' network that works with the Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology (OFAB-Burkina). He is also an advocate for food security. Wiledio is a guest author for the Global Farmer Network.