Our Family Farms

Who we are

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Our Family Farms is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization established in 2016 in Jackson County, Oregon.

We envision a thriving, sustainable food and agricultural system with seed diversity and farmable land for generations to come.

Our Family Farms defends the Jackson County GMO Free Seed Sanctuary created in 2014, supports farmers, and educates policy makers and the community at large about regenerative agriculture.

 

We are committed to:

Protecting traditional seeds and the farmers growing them from the contamination of genetically engineered crops. A critical first step in this effort was the passage of the Family Farms Measure 15-119 on May 20, 2014. This Measure laid the groundwork for creating a GMO free seed sanctuary in Jackson County, which is a world class seed growing region.

Defending Jackson County's GMO ban ordinance. In 2014, shortly after the Measure was passed by voters, a lawsuit was filed against the ordinace. Our Family Farms helped defend the ordinance in federal court and won!

Working with farmers, legislators, scientists, and concerned citizens to educate them regarding the benefits of farming practices that keep genetically engineered crops out of designated regions. Without these seed sanctuaries, genetically engineered crops can and will contaminate traditional crops, subjecting farmers to potential lawsuits and threatening the integrity of our seed supply.

 

 


All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Our Tax ID number is 81-1081279.