Our Family Farms

Protecting our farms, families and future

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Who We Are

The vision of Our Family Farms is simple -­ we work to create communities with healthy, thriving and resilient food systems by promoting and protecting family farmers and traditional seeds from the threats of genetically engineered crops.

Our Family Farms is a voice for family farms and the protection of traditional crops and seeds from the threats of genetically engineered crops. We work to strengthen local food systems through education, advocacy, and collaboration. 


  • Featured Article

    The Future of Soil

    Dec 02, 2017 -

    Our Family Farms Presents:   

    The Future of Soil:  
    Ensuring Resilient Food and Agricultural Systems

    Food security and autonomy is in serious jeopardy due to the expansion of corporate control of our seed supply. Excessive use of pesticides has led to soil degradation contributing to climate disruption, contaminated water supplies, air pollution and diminished quality of life. Our Family Farms is committed to educating our community and the agricultural industry on best practices for the important decisions we make each and every day; from the seed we buy to the food we put on our table.

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The latest

Dec 06, 2017 - An article by Dr. Ramon Seidler, Ph.D. Why have states taken the rare step to impose bans on its use? Farmers in 10 states sue Monsanto for faulty product.
Jul 15, 2017 - Now you can support Our Family Farms with purchases you make on Amazon. Register online and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible Amazon Smile p...
Apr 30, 2017 - Celebrate seeds with 10% off the award-winning SEED: The Untold Story! Use code OFFSEED to get your...

"Eating is an agricultural act." ~ Wendell Berry

Mapping the Movement to Create GE-Free Seed Sanctuaries

The jurisdictions shown on this map have created GE-Free Seed Sanctuaries. Will the town, city, county, or state where you live be next?


*Josephine County, Oregon passed a ballot measure to ban the cultivation of genetically engineered crops (Measure 17-58) on May 20, 2014. It was approved by 58% of the voters. The county was subsequently sued by a couple of plaintiffs who claimed that the measure was preempted and invalidated by state law - SB 863. That court decision is currently pending appeal. See Oregonions for Safe Farms and Families for the latest updates. Our Family Farms supports the right of all farmers to protect themselves against the threat of genetically engineered crops.