Founder of Beyond Pesticides
Founder and Executive Director of Beyond Pesticides. Jay has served on the National Organic Standards Board. He has successfully fought to remove from the market hazardous pesticides and helped draft pivotal local, state, and federal organic law. Jay currently serves on the standards board of the Real Organic Project and the executive committee of the National Organic Coalition.
Farmer and Activist
Farmer and community activist from Atlantic, Iowa. Founder of Sustainable Iowa Land Trust and co-founder of the Women Food and Agriculture Network. Served as an Agriculture Advisor in Afghanistan from 2011 to 2012. Denise has been farming with her husband in Iowa for 45 years and she loves the physical and mental challenge that organic vegetable production offers her aging body.
New Mexico Farmer
Family farmer from Northern New Mexico, and one of the first farmers to receive organic certification in the state. Co-director of the American Friends Service Committee’s New Mexico Program. Don has served on the board for the USDA’s Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE), the Campaign for Sustainable Agriculture, and the New Mexico Acequia Association.