About George Naylor

George Naylor, past president of the National Family Farm Coalition, farms near Churdan, Iowa. He is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley. Soon after coming back to the family farm in 1976, Naylor was elected to the first Iowa Corn Promotion Board, and during the farm crisis of the 1980′s he was active in American Agriculture Movement, the Iowa Farm Unity Coalition and the North American Farm Alliance. From 1989 through 1991 he served on the Executive Committee of the Iowa Chapter of the Sierra Club. Naylor was a member of Governor Tom Vilsack’s Ag Task Force and Water Summit He has attended gatherings at various international trade talks in Cancun, Geneva, Miami, Sao Paolo, and Hong Kong. Naylor was a plaintiff in a class action lawsuit against Monsanto and other biotech companies dealing with the negative economic impacts on family farmers by the introduction of genetically modified crops. He is prominently featured in Michael Pollan’s bestselling book, The Omnivore’s Dilemma.