Huizinga tells Ukraine story in USA


Global Farmer Network member Kees Huizinga, Ukraine recently spent a day in Washington DC, talking with US Senators, Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU), United States Department of Ag (USDA) and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) about what farmers are enduring in Ukraine and answering questions. He notes, “Everyone I visited with was very considerate and supportive. My hope and feeling is that the USA will keep on supporting Ukraine in staying a free country where we can farm and feed the world.”

While in the US, he presented the closing keynote to attendees at the 2022 National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) convention in Kansas City.

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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