May 10, 2018 – OFRF is thrilled to share the news that Ferd Hoefner, Senior Strategic Advisor at the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC), was honored with a 2018 Leadership Award from the James Beard Foundation. Ferd, a long-time member of OFRF’s Advisory Board, was recognized for his dedication to ensuring the voices of family farmers and the sustainable agriculture movement are heard on Capitol Hill.

“I am inspired by the commitment I see from so many dedicated sustainable farmers and ranchers all over the country to land stewardship and fighting climate change, as well as their passion for their rural communities and institutions,” says Hoefner. “Seeing the life that they lead and how that intersects with the work that I do on policy is what keeps me going.”

Congratulations Ferd!

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