About us - Family Farm Action

ABOUT US

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"Family farmers need some political muscle to stand-up to corporate control and protect rural communities."

About Family Farm Action

We are a coalition of family-farmers and advocates building the "political muscle" to fight for farmers and rural communities. Existing political organizations have aligned themselves with industrial corporate agriculture.

Family Farm Action will be a progressive voice fighting to protect America’s family farms and rural communities from multinational agribusiness monopolies that are destroying rural economies and way of life. We'll "get political" — presenting polling and research, pushing state-level legislation, and campaigning for initiatives and pro-family farmer candidates.

Leadership

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Joe MAXWELL

President & Founder

Missouri family farmer; former Lt. Governor (MO); family farm advocate

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Tom ROSSMEISSL

Founder & Advisor

Native Wisconsinite; political strategist; “Rising Star in Politics,” Campaign & Elections

Lillian Salerno, Rural Development, Rural Business Service, Acting Administrator

Lillian SALERNO

Chairwoman

Native Texan; former Deputy Undersecretary for Rural Development

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Sarah MILLER

Advisor

Native Oklahoman; Former policy adviser, Center for American Progress, U.S. Dept of Treasury

Advisors

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Wes SHOEMYER

Advisor

Missouri Family Farmer;
former State Senator (MO);
Longtime advocate for family farmers

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Barry LYNN

Advisor

senior fellow, New America
Author, Cornered: The New Monopoly Capitalism and the Economics of Destruction

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Anim STEEL

Advisor

Executive Director,
Real Food Challenge;
Fellow, Hunt Alternatives Fund