Leadership Awards Presented by Organic Trade Association

The Organic Trade Association presented its annual Leadership Awards to “three visionaries, leaders, and heroes who are working to make our world a better place.” Israel Morales Sr., Executive Director of Sustainability and Organic Growing for JV Farms Organic, was recognized as the Organic Trade Association’s Farmer of the Year. The Growing the Organic Community Award was presented to organic consultant Lynn Coody, a crucial voice for organic since the 1970s. Montana organic farmer Nate Powell-Palm was honored with the Rising Star Award.