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: We have two great membership options for you and we hope you will join us in supporting the many faces of farming.

Option 1) MIFFS Membership- With this membership you receive our monthly newsletter. 

Option 2) Joint Membership-  MIFFS has teamed up with National Young Farmers Coalition 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 $50. 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 Boots.com – 10% (excluding sale and clearance items) 
  • Felcon -5%
  • Discounted tickets to MIFFS Annual Michigan Family Farms Conference and other events
  • MIFFS monthly newsletter

Both MIFFS and National YOung Farmers Coalition 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.



Michigan Food & Farming Systems (MIFFS)