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 thriving communities and resilient food systems by promoting and protecting family farms and traditional seed from threats of genetically engineered crops.

Our Family Farms advocates for family farms and traditional crops & seeds, through the creation of agricultural zones free of genetically engineered crops.  

The latest

May 05, 2017 - Jackson County farmers are invited to participate in a seed purchasing and production survey conducted by Our Family Farms and the Southern Oregon Seed Growers Association.  The 5-minute survey is part of a larger USDA grant-funded market rese...
Apr 01, 2017 - Our Family Farms, a non profit 501(c)3 organization, is hard at work promoting and protecting family farms and traditional seeds from the threats of GE crops. You can help us in our mission to educate communities about GE cro...
Mar 15, 2017 - Celebrate seeds with 10% off the award-winning SEED: The Untold Story! Use code OFFSEED to get your discount and 30% of proceeds will be donated to Our Family Farms!

"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.