Organic Farmers Association


OFA Organization Membership


OFA | OFA Member Benefits | OFA Committees | OFA Policy



Current OFA Organization Members include:
Michigan Organic Food & Farm Alliance
Pennsylvania Certified Organic
Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association
Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association
Northeast Organic Dairy Producers Alliance
California Certified Organic Farmers
Bread Alone Bakery
Minnesota Crop Improvement Association
NOFA Vermont
Blue River Hybrids Organic Seed
Organic Seed Alliance
Iowa Organic Association
• Oregon Tilth

Organization Membership Criteria
An organization seeking membership with the Organic Farmers Alliance (OFA) must meet the following criteria:
• Be a local, state, regional or national organization that provides support to organic farmers.
• Be active in and committed to support certified organic food, farming and farmers.
• Endorse the mission, vision, values and guiding principles of OFA.
• Promote OFA membership.
• Pay OFA membership dues.
• Complete OFA organization member application.
• Be accepted by OFA as an Organization Member.

Organization Membership roles & responsibilities:
• Promote and support the OFA mission, vision, guiding principles and values.
• Be active in or have a desire to engage in policy work at the local, state, or national level.
• Participate in collaborative activities to advocate for policies that benefit the success and growth of organic farmers and those that strengthen the capacity of OFA member organizations.
• Promote OFA policy work within their organization.
• Identify one primary point of contact from your organization.
• Facilitate the nomination of the OFA Governing Council.

Organization Members are encouraged to: 
• Link to the OFA website from their organization's website.
• Contribute to OFA activities and communications by sharing new ideas, data, best practices and other important and relevant news related to building a stronger organic farmer voice and movement.
• Support certified organic farmers’ participation in OFA leadership and committee work.
• Help facilitate OFA policy development process.
• Activate their own stakeholders as appropriate on relevant OFA issues.
• Advocate for OFA policy priorities.

Organization Member benefits:
• Tools and training to engage your farmer members in policy- services to support engagement.
• Ability to bring forward farmer-generated policy proposals for OFA consideration.
• Farmer discussions of state, regional and national policy and regulatory proposals.
• Opportunity for seat on the OFA Governing Council.
• New Farm magazine subscription.
• Access to webinars and discounts to workshops and events.

Organization Membership dues³:
1. $250 per Organization Membership; with their farmer members joining OFA at a reduced OFA Farmer or Supporter Membership rate of $75 through the Organization Member.
**Scholarships could be made available if cannot afford for Organization Member or Farmer Members, on a case by case basis.

³Scholarships could be made available if cannot afford for Organization Member or Farmer Members, on a case by case basis.