Friends of Family Farmers – Promoting and Protecting Socially Responsible Farming in Oregon.



Friends of Family Farmers is working to promote and protect socially responsible agriculture in Oregon. Here you can learn more about our organization and how to get in touch with us. Thanks for visiting!  Together, we can keep Oregon a great place to live and farm.

Our Vision

2013 Farmer and Rancher Rally Day in Salem

2013 Farmer and Rancher Rally Day in Salem

Friends of Family Farmers is building a strong and united voice for Oregon’s independent family farmers, food advocates, and concerned citizens who are working to foster an approach to agriculture that respects the land, treats animals humanely, sustains local communities, and provides a viable livelihood for family farmers. It is our belief that every person – urban and agrarian, farmer and eater – has the ability to make choices that can help regenerate our food system.

Our Mission

We are a grassroots organization promoting sensible policies, programs, and regulations that protect and expand the ability of Oregon’s family farmers to run a successful land-based enterprise while providing safe and nutritious food for all Oregonians. Through education, advocacy, and community organizing, Friends of Family Farmers supports socially and environmentally responsible family-scale agriculture and citizens working to shape healthy rural and urban communities.

Our Background

FoFF was originally organized in response to the increased pressure being felt by eastern Oregon’s rural communities to welcome out-of-state corporate farms, such Threemile Canyon Farm, a 55,000 head dairy outside of Boardman. However, when it became clear that there were no Oregon-based organizations advocating on behalf of socially responsible agriculture, or helping communities protect themselves from threats posed by factory farms, a group of farmers, rural residents, and concerned citizens banded together to form Friends of Family Farmers (FoFF). The organization was founded in the summer of 2005 and received 501(c)(3) status in May of 2007.

Who We Are

Meet the FoFF Staff and Board and see how we define terms like ”family farm,” “factory farm,” and “socially responsible” agriculture.

Join our Team!

Click here to check out opportunities to work with FoFF.

Contact Us

Friends of Family Farmers
249 Liberty St. NE
Suite 212
Salem, OR 97301

Phone: 503.581.7124

Email: info @

For press inquiries contact Ivan Maluski – ivan @

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