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Continuing our Thursdays with the Kansas Farmers Union Family series on February 25th at 7:00 p.m. is a session on the changing farm landscape in the United States titled The Disappearance of the Family Farm. Jim Goodman, a retired organic dairy farmer from Wonewoc, Wis., joins us via Zoom for this 60-minute interactive session.

Jim’s farm and guest columns have been featured in the Washington Post, Dairy farming is dying. After 40 years, I’m done. , and The Guardian, America’s Dairyland: Wisconsin’s farmers see bleak future , as well as many other publications. 

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The Disappearance of the Family Farm

PRESENTER
: Jim Goodman

Jim Goodman is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Animal Science, he also holds a Masters Degree in Reproductive Physiology from South Dakota State University.
Jim and his wife Rebecca ran a 45-cow organic dairy and direct market beef farm in southwest Wisconsin for 40 years.
His farming roots trace back to his great-grandparents immigration from Ireland during the famine and the farm’s original purchase in 1848 and Jim credits more years of failed farm and social policy than he cares to think about, as his motivation to advocate for a farmer-controlled consumer-oriented food system.
Jim is a board member of Midwest Environmental Advocates, Family Farm Defenders and is the current board president of the National Family Farm Coalition.

Please join in! You don’t have to leave home and the chores, the price is right, and it will be really good to network with each other.


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