Board of Directors
Elizabeth Gamsky Rich, Esq. — President
Elizabeth Rich is a Wisconsin attorney who has practiced in the areas of environmental, land use and regulatory law for 30 years. She works for clients who challenge the government. She has lived on a 40-acre farm since 1995 and raises goats for dairy products and chickens for meat and eggs. Over the years she’s kept dairy cows, pigs, ducks, turkeys, guineas, rabbits and geese in addition to a large garden and fruit production. Elizabeth’s goal is to produce as much of her own food as possible, as her 25 years of experience with the governmental agencies charged with protection of our food supply has led her to the conclusion that she is not protected.
Peter Kennedy, Esq. — Vice President
Pete Kennedy is an attorney in Sarasota, who works on a wide range of food freedom related legal issues, including the right of farmers to distribute raw milk and raw milk products direct to consumers, right-to-farm laws, zoning, and more. He has represented or assisted in the representation of dairy farmers facing possible state enforcement action in Florida, Wisconsin, Ohio, Michigan and Indiana. He has helped farmers get started in the business of distributing raw milk and raw milk products in many other states. He has written articles for Wise Traditions Magazine and Graze magazine on the interstate ban on raw milk products for human consumption and on the legality of selling raw milk interstate for animal consumption. He compiled the state raw milk laws and state raw milk summaries posted at www.realmilk.com. He is currently working with others to challenge the federal ban on the interstate shipment of raw milk for human consumption.
Kay Craig — Treasurer
Kay holds a Master’s Degree in Food Business from UW-Madison, Wisconsin. Kay and her husband Wayne owned and operated an organic dairy farm from 1993 until 2015. In 2005 they opened an on-farm, organic food store where they sold their pastured, organically fed beef, chicken, turkey and other organic food stuffs to health conscious members. With considerable aid from the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund, they sued the Wisconsin Department of Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) over their raw milk sales. Kay also served six years as treasurer for Grassworks, Inc., a non-profit organization that promotes managed grazing in Wisconsin. Currently, they have “retired” to Asheville, North Carolina, where they continue to enjoy “not for human consumption” raw milk from local farmers.