The 13th annual Global Farmer Roundtable (DF1) held Oct 15-17 once again coincided with the week of the World Food Prize Symposium and Borlaug Dialogues in Des Moines, Iowa. Holding the GFR as a side event to the symposium gives the participants the opportunity to interact, réseau, and share their perspective as farmers with others attending from dozens of nations from around the world.

Alan Bjerga moderated the 2018 DF1.

This year’s edition included the first participant from Japan, three alumni participants, and the Global Farmer Network now has over 180 membres qui viennent d’être terminée 50 Nations Unies.

The GFN was thrilled to have well-respected journalist Alan Bjerga as roundtable moderator for the discussion between he and the farmers. The five women and seven men encompassed a wide range of farm and production experiences ranging from no-till experts to cultivating green tea… but, comme leurs prédécesseurs devant eux, ils ont découvert qu’ils partagent un peu plus en commun qu’ils ont réalisé au préalable (Voir les liens vers les articles parus ci-dessous).


2018 Participants de Farmer table ronde mondiales & nouveaux membres du réseau mondial d’agriculteur:

  • Argentine – M.. Edgard Ramirez
  • Australie – M.. Bill Crabtree
  • Inde – M.. Malwinder Singh Malhi
  • Irlande – MS. Cheryl Hazenberg
  • Japon – MS. Atsumi Goto
  • Kenya – M.. Rodney Kili
  • Mexique – MS. Gina Gutierrez
  • Nigeria – MS. Onyaole Patience Koku
  • Nigeria – M.. Emmanuel cocard
  • Philippines – M.. A.D. Alvarez
  • États-Unis, Iowa – M.. Larry Sailer
  • Zimbabwe – MS. Nyasha Mudukuti


2018 Kleckner Award

Gina Gutierrez, a 5th generation Mexican dairy farmer was honored Oct 16 as the 12th honoree of the award.

Gina was presented the Kleckner Award by Mary Boote and GFN Chairman Reg Clause.

Gutierrez started finding her voice in May of 2015. That’s when she decided that as a dairy farmer, she needed to talk to people about the importance of dairy in the diet, and share information to offset those who have an agenda to eliminate the dairy industry.

Gina has a strong understanding of the big picture, the impact of trade barriers and how the business can be hurt when misinformation is circulated.

In order to better talk to consumers and share her story, Gina created the Facebook page La Vida lactea avec tout 30,000 followers and has started writing columns for two different dairy publications in her home country.


Media coverage from the week’s activity at the Table ronde mondiale Farmer:

Des Moines Register“Let’s put an end to the false tale about how the dairy industry treats animals” by Gina Gutierrez (2018 Kleckner Award, Mexique) Oct 3.

AG nouvelles tous les jours Mary Boote interviewed about the Global Farmer Roundtable and how it came to be Oct 10.

News de sites urbains contaminés réhabilitables Agalert on Brownfield Anchor/Reporter Tom Steever to be at Global Farmer Roundtable/WFP on Oct 10.

Hampton Chronicle (Iowa) – “Franklin Co. farmer tabbed as global roundtable U.S. rep” on Larry Sailer Oct 10.

Alliance de Cornell pour la Sciencevideos of Gina Gutierrez (2018 Kleckner Award, Mexique), AD Alvarez (GFN, Philippines) and Patience Koku (GFN, Nigeria) included with “Farmers from around the world share ideas on World Food Day” Oct 16.

Réseau de Radio rurale Patience Koku interviewed on the network’s noon show Oct 16.

Radio de l’OMS, Le grand spectacle – Gina Gutierrez (2018 Kleckner Award, Mexique) and Edgard Ramirez (GFN, Argentine) appeared Oct 17, the Big Show is one of the leading farm radio shows and airs weekdays from 11am to 1 pm on WHO and WMT Radio out of Des Moines and Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

L’avenir de l’agriculture: Accès à l’Innovation pour atteindre la sécurité alimentaireCropLife International and Devex hosted Oct 17 panel discussion event during World Food that included Nyasha Mudukuti (GFN, Zimbabwe) and Patience Koku (GFN, Nigeria).

Agri-marketing – “Mexican Dairy Farmer Named 2018 Kleckner Award Honoree” on Gina Gutierrez Oct 17.

Farm Journal publications “4 Observations from the Global Farmer Network Roundtable” Oct 17.

News de sites urbains contaminés réhabilitables Ag“International Farmers Discuss Shared Challenges” Oct 17.

AG nouvelles tous les jours“A Look at a Mexican Dairy” on Gina Gutierrez (2018 Kleckner Award) Oct 18.

News de sites urbains contaminés réhabilitables Ag“After years of observing, Iowa farmer participates in Global Farmer Roundtable” on Larry Sailer Oct 18.

KGLO News“Farmers from around the world talk about the industry at World Food Prize event” Oct 18.

Radio Iowa“Farmers from around the world talk about the industry at World Food Prize event” Oct 18.

AG nouvelles tous les jours“Argentine Farmer Edgard RamirezRamirez Farms in Argentina and Works With Growers in Africa ” Oct 19.

News de sites urbains contaminés réhabilitables Ag“Kleckner Award Winner’s Farm Blogging Began With Leg Injury” on Gina Gutierrez Oct 19.

News de sites urbains contaminés réhabilitables Ag“Australian Farmer Stays Ahead of Herbicide Resistance” on Bill Crabtree Oct 19.

CropLife International “Our Discussion on the Future of Farming” includes Nyasha Mudukuti and Patience Koku Oct 28.

KCRG TV (Cedar Rapids) – “Farmer from Kenya works to make agriculture profitable” on Rodney Kili (GFN, Kenya) Oct 30.

WHO TV (Des Moines) – “Farmer from Kenya works to make agriculture profitable” on Rodney Kili (GFN, Kenya) Oct 30.

KCRG TV (Cedar Rapids) – “Farmer from Mexico speaks on ag challenges” on Gina Gutierrez (2018 Kleckner Award) Oct 23.

AG nouvelles tous les jours“Growing Corn in Nigeria” interview with Patience Koku (GFN, Nigeria) Oct 24.

GFN News Conference Video at WFP posted Oct 24

CIMMYTPatience Koku quoted in “To feed the world, take the science to the farmer” Oct 25.

Ferme toutes les semaines (Australie) – “Safe farming tools are needed” by Bill Crabtree (GFN, Australie) Nov 6.

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Peter Haas, U.S. State Department Deputy Asst. Sec. for Trade Policy and Negotiations in the Bureau of Economic Affairs (third from left in back row) joined the farmers at the end of the week.