Working Together to Build Strong Agricultural Communities Since 1919

Our Mission

The American Farm Bureau Federation is the Voice of Agriculture®. We are farm and ranch families working together to build a sustainable future of safe and abundant food, fiber and renewable fuel for our nation and the world.

Our Impact

2021 Farm Bureau Impact Report

America’s farmers and ranchers rose to the challenges of 2021, working together across the food chain to provide the food, fiber and fuel we rely on. The American Farm Bureau Federation has been proud to tell that story, focusing on ensuring that our nation’s farmers and ranchers had what they needed to keep running day-to-day while focusing on the future, especially sustainability and climate-smart agriculture. Despite the many headwinds the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic brought, we made significant progress on regulatory reform, infrastructure – including broadband access, and climate solutions legislation and ensured Congress did not enact tax proposals that would harm farms, ranches and other small businesses.

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Program Areas

Advocacy

Policy is changing constantly, and it has a direct impact on farmers and ranchers.

Having a voice – a seat at the table and an impact on policy – is critical. Beginning at the grassroots level and involving Farm Bureau members’ advocacy efforts across the country, all of agriculture speaks with one voice through the American Farm Bureau Federation.

Education

The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture works to build awareness, understanding and a positive perception of agriculture through education.

The Foundation is creating agriculturally literate citizens through our educational programs, grants, scholarships, classroom curriculum, and volunteer trainings.

The Foundation also builds relationships with educational institutions to introduce ag education tools and resources, and encourages adoption at the community, county, state, and national level.

Empowerment

From its beginnings nearly a century ago, Farm Bureau has existed to give members the tools they need to succeed.

That can mean financial expertise, communication skills, advocacy opportunities, training and opportunities to network with and learn from fellow farmers and ranchers. It all adds up to helping America’s farmers and ranchers stay strong and prosperous.

Membership

The Benefits of Belonging

For nearly a century Farm Bureau members have joined together from coast to coast and become the Voice of Agriculture. Farm Bureau continues to evolve to serve the needs of members and their families on and off the farm or ranch. The Farm Bureau legacy includes leadership within local communities, advocacy on rural issues, public service and outreach, agriculture literacy and environmental initiatives that protect the environment and preserve its productive beauty for the next generation to utilize and enjoy.

Joining Farm Bureau provides your family with exclusive discounts on national brands, plus valued member benefits.