Support SFA

Become a Member

For more than 30 years, members have been the heart of SFA and make our work possible. Our 1,300 members include farmers, ranchers, agricultural educators, agency staff, local food advocates, homesteaders, eaters, and conservationists.

We call ourselves the "farmer-to-farmer network," but our ecosystem is far wider. We attract and partner with people and organizations interested in shifting the agricultural paradigm from an extractive model to a regenerative one.

You can join us as a member by making an annual or monthly gift at an amount that is comfortable and meaningful to you. Be sure to check out the member benefits below!

Make a Donation

Support our long-term vision for regenerative agriculture and vibrant rural communities by making a donation of any amount.

Sustainable Farming Association is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation, so your membership dues and donations are tax-deductible.

P.S. Many employers provide matching funds for employees that donate to nonprofit organizations. Does yours?

More on Membership

  • You can be an at-large member of SFA, or choose to join any of our regional chapters.
  • If you are a chapter member, the majority of your membership dues will go toward supporting it.
  • You choose the way to give that works best for you. One annual membership payment? Great. Monthly donations à la MPR? Also great.
  • The best way to "set it and forget it" is to set up a recurring payment using e-check/ACH.
  • Most SFA events are open to all, regardless of membership. If you're on the fence, come check us out!

"It's just such a generous group of people. It's really the people that are the biggest benefit of SFA." - Kelsey Wulf

Member Benefits

There's great value for individuals, families, and businesses in SFA membership! You can access these benefits when you start an annual membership or make a donation:


Members receive free or low-cost entry to many SFA field days, events, and workshops, including the Annual Conference and Soil Health Summit.



Be an at-large member, or join one of ten regional SFA chapters for fellowship, farmer networking, and local programs.

NEW: Connect with peers in the Member Directory and list buy/sell/trade opportunities on our bulletin board.

On-Farm Consulting

This pilot cost-share program enables our team of technical assistance consultants (farmers themselves) to visit  your farm, help you set goals, and plan steps to reach them.


Members receive priority in SFA research and education projects, including the Premium Garlic Directory for the Upper Midwest.


Get hot-off-the-press information on local foods, regenerative ag and food justice via our bi-weekly SFA Connect newsletter and other e-blasts.


Get discounts with some food and farm vendors! Currently: 15% off all seed orders from North Circle Seeds.

Select a membership level that works for you


$40 / Year

Our "bread and butter," most popular membership.

Sustaining Gift

$__ / Month

Make a sustaining monthly gift at an amount that is comfortable and meaningful to you.


$50 / Year

A household membership includes everyone who shares the residence.


$150 / Year

Business memberships grant membership status to employees and provide discounts for sponsor and exhibitor opportunities.

Pay What You Can

$__ / Year

All are welcome. Make an annual gift at an amount that is comfortable and meaningful to you.