MIFFS is dedicated to supporting the many faces of farming, particularly our beginning and historically underserved farmers. As a statewide 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 include:


  • Valuing the land and people connections

  • Advocating for the use of good science and cultural knowledge

  • Demonstrating risk taking and relentless persistence

  • Requiring listening and teamwork

  • Nurturing creativity


Your contribution helps support:


  • MIFFS’ flagship events: including the Michigan Family Farms Conference

  • Farm Development Centers (FDC): Women-In-Agricultire FDC at Ascension Genesys Hospital in Grand Blanc

  • Farmer Networks: Michigan Beginning and Underserved Farmers, Vets-In-Ag, Women-In-Ag, and Red de Productores Hispanos

  • A wide range of workshops covering food safety, conservation practices, USDA program navigation, and other technical assistance

Membership Options 

Option 1: 

Free Membership 
Sign up to be a member today and start receiving MIFFS’ monthly newsletter!


Option 2: 

Joint Membership - $50
MIFFS has teamed up with the National Young Farmers Coalition to offer a joint membership option offering you many more benefits! Not only will you be supporting the many faces of farming, you’ll also be supporting a national movement. 

  • 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

To Join MIFFS Membership, click here