Atina Diffley is an organic farmer, consultant, activist, and author of the Minnesota Book Award winning memoir, Turn Here Sweet Corn: Organic Farming Works. Her advocacy has addressed the pressures of suburban development, and she successfully led a legal and citizen campaign against the notorious polluters, Koch Industries, to create an Organic Mitigation Plan for organic farms in Minnesota, and to reroute the crude oil pipeline to protect organic farms and local food. Subscribe to Atina’s on-line blog at www.atinadiffley.com.
Martin Diffley is an organic farming, activist, and consultant. He started the Gardens of Eagan, an urban-edge organic vegetable farm, on his 5th generation family land in 1973. One of the first certified organic vegetable farms in Minnesota, Martin has extensive experience in transitioning land to organic, innovative marketing, small and mid-size farm equipment, soil-based fertility, and organic weed and pest management. His current on-farm projects include, breeding of sweet corn, mentoring beginning farmers, and transitioning chemically farmed land to organic. Martin can be reached at email@example.com.
Awards and Recognitions
- 2013 Minnesota Book Award, Memoir and Creative Non-fiction |
Friends Of The Saint Paul Public Library
- 2008 Successful Farmer of the Year | EcoFarm | California
- 2008 Lawsuit of the Year | Minnesota Law and Politics | December 2008
- 2007 Cooperate for Community Award | National Cooperative Grocer Association Award
- 2004 Organic Farmer of the Year | Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Services
- 2004 New Initiative Farmer of the Year | Dakota County., MN. Award