Atina Diffley is an organic farmer, public speaker and author of the 2013 Minnesota Book Award winner, Turn Here Sweet Corn: Organic Farming Works--a memoir based on Atina’s life running the Gardens of Eagan organic vegetable farm. Her advocacy has addressed the pressures of suburban development, and she successfully led a legal and citizen campaign against the notorious polluters, Koch Industries, to create an Organic Mitigation Plan for organic farms in Minnesota. Subscribe to Atina’s on-line blog at

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Atina Diffley