"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.
Joe MAXWELLPresident & Founder
Missouri family farmer; former Lt. Governor (MO); family farm advocate
Tom ROSSMEISSLFounder & Advisor
Native Wisconsinite; political strategist; “Rising Star in Politics,” Campaign & Elections
Native Texan; former Deputy Undersecretary for Rural Development
Native Oklahoman; Former policy adviser, Center for American Progress, U.S. Dept of Treasury
Missouri Family Farmer;
former State Senator (MO);
Longtime advocate for family farmers
senior fellow, New America
Author, Cornered: The New Monopoly Capitalism and the Economics of Destruction
Real Food Challenge;
Fellow, Hunt Alternatives Fund