Patti Naylor farms with her husband in west-central Iowa, growing organic corn, soybeans, oats, hay, and cider apples. Patti writes and speaks about the need to move away from an industrial agribusiness model of agriculture to a resilient and community-oriented Agroecological model of farming, grounded in food sovereignty principles. She has worked as a nutrition educator and a middle school teacher. Patti is a former board member of Women, Food, and Agriculture Network, and is currently on the boards of Iowa Organic Association and Family Farm Defenders. She has recently become involved internationally through the civil society mechanism of the UN’s Committee on World Food Security, as a member of National Family Farm Coalition, US Food Sovereignty Alliance, and La Via Campesina North America.