Friends of Family Farmers is only as strong as the network of people who turn to us for support, advocacy, and opportunities to grow. At the start of the year we take a deep look at our work and reflect on the ways we help build the agricultural system best for ecosystems, animals and communities. In 2023 we are focusing on all the ways we help our networks learn and grow:
- Teaching folks about ways to write a farm lease for security on both sides at Farm Link
- Connecting farmers with production experts to hone their practices in the Oregon Pasture Network
- Teaching Legislators what it truly means to be a family farm in Oregon
- And providing opportunities for our farmers to teach each other through mentorship and peer to peer learning.
Give the gift of education for farmers, legislators, and community members working toward a more equitable, sustainable and diversified food system in Oregon. Support our work to grow together. Become a member today!
Friends of Family Farmers was founded 17 years ago to give a voice to the small and mid-size, socially and ecologically responsible farmers when they felt like there was no place for them in the system. We have grown since then to include our programs like the Oregon Pasture Network and Oregon Farm Link, and we have remained accountable to our community. All our programming and advocacy work is directed by the continuous feedback of our program participants and our biennial survey and focus groups. Our community has guided us and we are so proud to serve all of you.
Now we are calling on you to help us in another way. Join FoFF as a donor member to show your support, fund the work you care about most, and keep building the food and farm system you want to live in. Whether you are a farmer, community member, or food advocate, this is a place where we can all come together to achieve our shared goals.
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Why become a FoFF Member?
Becoming a member with FoFF is a way to show your support for our work on behalf of Oregon farmers, make our collective voice more powerful to decision makers, and give us the unrestricted funding we need to respond to opportunities and threats as they arise. We can’t all be farmers and if you are a farmer, you certainly can’t be in every committee hearing or working group to help build a better system. Growing our base of committed supporters makes decision makers at every level take the issues we support more seriously. With your support we can do more good!
With FoFF membership, you can be part of this movement, and ensure that there is someone looking out for farmers’ needs in Salem, providing technical assistance in land access and pasture management, creating community networks for farmers, and helping them find new customers.
This is your chance to live your values and help us rebuild our food system in a more ecologically sound, equitable, and accessible way. Like we always say, every person — urban and agrarian, farmer and eater — has the ability to make choices that can help regenerate our food system.
Benefits of FoFF Membership
Membership with FoFF is not without its perks. Although this membership is primarily about joining the movement and supporting the farming community, we want to give back to the folks who support us with some special things for members only.
- A discount of 30% on Farm Commons Membership – this helpful legal advice treasure trove for farmers with resources on leasing, advice on common legal problems, and endless workshops to build a legally resilient farm business.
- Exclusive Members only Farm Tours – We will be offering some in person farm tours in our most popular regions of the state. Members can stay tuned for event announcements!
Welcome to the Farm-ily!
Your contribution goes directly to support our work on behalf of Oregon’s family farmers and is 100% tax deductible. We appreciate you and with your support, we can help Oregon’s small and mid-sized family farms thrive.
You can also mail a check to:
Junction City, OR 97448
The Friends of Family Farmers Business Circle is committed to letting customers, neighbors and the public know that a vibrant Oregon farming community is good for business. By joining our community today, you show that your business cares about sustainable and socially responsible farming in Oregon.
We are also a proud nonprofit partner of 1% for the Planet.
You can also support FoFF while you shop at AmazonSmile or through Giving Assistant. A portion of your purchases using either of these avenues will help fund Friends of Family Farmer’s efforts to promote and protect socially responsible agriculture.
If you are interested in donating your time to be a part of the Friends of Family Farmers’ team, please fill out this form and we will be in touch.
Thank YOU for Supporting FoFF!
Thank you for your donations to our auctions and fundraisers over the years! We can always turn donations of services and items into a benefit for FoFF. All donations are 100% tax deductible and will directly support our work. Please contact us to discuss donations of goods and services.