Michigan Food & Farming Systems (MIFFS) 

Why become a MIFFS Member?

MIFFS is dedicated to supporting the many faces of farming, particularly our beginning and historically underserved farmers. As a statewide, membership-based nonprofit, MIFFS has been connecting farmers to resources and opportunities since 1998. With each project, program, and activity, we endeavor to build a food system that is stronger and healthier for our families and communities, based on fair prices, established through local relationships, and committed to environmentally-friendly practices.

MIFFS Guiding Principals, directing our statewide work, include:

  • Valuing the land & people connections
  • Advocating for the use of good science & cultural knowledge
  • Demonstrating risk taking & relentless persistence
  • Requiring listening & team work
  • Nurturing creativity

Your support contributes to the sustainability of:

  • Our flagship events, Meet the Buyers and the Michigan Family Farms Conference;
  • Beginning Farmer Development Centers (FDC) and Networks: Tilian FDC in Ann Arbor Township, Women-in-Ag FDC and Network at Genesys Hospital in Grand Blanc and Vets-in-Ag Network working statewide. 
  • A wide range of workshops addressing food safety, Group GAP, MAEAP conservation practices, and evolving farmer business opportunities.
 Membership Options
All members receive our newsletter and are invited to all MIFFS events at a discounted rate. 
  • Student $15
  • Individual $30
  • Joint Membership $40 (see more below)
  • Family $45
  • Sustaining $250- *Once four consecutive year have passed, member automatically becomes a lifetime member.
  • Lifetime $1000

Organizational Memberships

  • Organization Budget $0-$50,000~ $50.00
  • Organization Budget $50,001-$250,000~ $150.00
  • Organization Budget $250,001-$500,000~ $250.00
  • Organization Budget $500,001+~ $450.00
Joint Membership Option $40

MIFFS has teamed up with National Young Farmers Coalition (NYFC) to offer members a joint membership. Not only will you be supporting the many faces of farming, you will be supporting the national movement. This Joint Membership costs $40. We are pleased to announce that through this partnership you will receive discounts to the following locations: 

  • Johnny’s Selected Seeds – 5% 
  • High Mowing Organic Seeds – 10% 
  • Hoss -10% 
  • Redback – 30% 
  • Rosies – 15% 
  • Chelsea Green Publishing – 35% 
  • Green Heron Tools – 10% off the HERS line of tools 
  • Bob-White Systems – 10% 
  • Farm to feet – 25% 
  • Drip Works – 10% 
  • Fruition Seeds- 10% 
  • Sow True Seed – 10% 
  • Working Person’s Store – 10% 
  • Farmtek – 10% 
  • Division of Farmtek, Growers Supply – 10% 
  • Growing for Market – 33% 
  • Work – 10% (excluding sale and clearance items) 
  • Felcon -5%

Both MIFFS and NYFC are U.S. tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization, and your donation is fully tax-deductible. Consistent with IRS guidelines, MIFFS affirms that goods or services of only insignificant value have been provided to you. Please keep a copy of this letter for your records.