Full Circle Community Farm Named Organic Farmers of the Year

Marbleseed’s 2024 Organic Farmers of the Year award goes to a team of five farmers who are the owner/operators of Full Circle Community Farm. They include Rick Adamski, Valerie Dantoin, Andrew Adamski, Heather Toman as well as Scott Rosenberg. For over 20 years, this award has been used to recognize farmers who use innovative practices on their organic farms. They also share their experiences to help other organic farmers succeed in the Midwest. Farmers of the Year are Certified Organic producers in the Midwest.

Based in Seymour, Wis., Full Circle Community Farm started as an organic dairy operation in the late 1990s. At that time it was run by Valerie Dantoin and Rick Adamski. A multi-generation operation, Rick and Val have now transitioned Full Circle Community Farm to Andrew Adamski, Heather Toman, and also Scott Rosenberg. The farm focuses on grass-fed beef, among many other products.

“It takes a village to operate a farm” says Valerie. “That’s why this ‘farmer’ of the year is really a team effort of farmers, plural. We are truly grateful and honored to be chosen. So many other well-respected farmers have received this award and its awesome to join their company.”

Scott Rosenberg, the newest team member and co-owner-manager shares, “My reaction to receiving the award is gratitude and happiness. Also, a weird sense of relief. I’m not just doing what I do in a vacuum. People notice the good we do and feel that it’s making a positive impact.”

Rick explained, “it is really fulfilling to be recognized by Marbleseed as a representative, good example, of organic farming.

Andrew shares “feeding people while regenerating the ecosystem is the most important thing I can do.”

Learn more about this award and Full Circle Community Farm at the 35th Annual Marbleseed Organic Farming conference, happening in La Crosse, Wis., February 22-24, 2024.