Politicians love to talk about the plight of the “American farmer,” but what they’re usually referring to are factory-farming corporations. Third-generation Iowa farmer Howard Vlieger has spent years studying the problems small farmers experience as a result of Big Ag’s insistence on GMO crops. No West County hippie, Vlieger is a conservative Christian Republican; he’s simply vehemently opposed to GMOs, and speaks about their destructive nature on Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Sebastopol Grange (6000 Sebastopol Ave., Sebastopol; 10am), Sunday, Jan. 26 at the Windsor Grange (9161 Starr Road, Windsor; 2pm) and the Seed Bank (199 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma; 7pm). For more, see LabelGMOs.org.