National Family Farm Coalition

The National Family Farm Coalition represents family farm and rural groups whose members face the challenge of the deepening economic recession in rural communities. The NFFC was founded in 1986.

The combination of our member groups’ grassroots strength and NFFC’s experience working on the national level enables us to play a unique role in securing a sustainable, economically just, healthy, safe and secure food and farm system. Additional power comes from collaborative work with a carefully built network of domestic and international organizations that share similar goals.

NFFC chooses its projects based on the potential to empower family farmers by reducing the corporate control of agriculture and promoting a more socially just farm and food policy. NFFC.net

Farm Together Now recently teamed up with the National Family Farm Coalition to make a video about Via Campesina’s seven principles of food sovereignty. The video features members of the NFFC from across the country:

  • Margot McMillen, Missouri Rural Crisis Center
  • Bob St. Peter, Food for Maine’s Future
  • Daniel Teague, Mississippi Association of Cooperatives/Federation of Southern Cooperatives
  • John Peck, Family Farm Defenders, Wisconsin
  • Dena Hoff, Northern Plains Resource Council, Montana
  • John Kinsman, Family Farm Defenders, Wisconsin
  • Ben Burkett, Mississippi Association of Cooperatives/Federation of Southern Cooperatives

Plant a Row for the Hungry!


Plant A Row, There are over 84 million households with a yard or garden in the U.S. If every gardener plants one extra row of vegetables and donates their surplus to local food agencies and soup kitchens, a significant impact can be made on reducing hunger. There are over 84 million households with a yard or garden in the U.S. If every gardener plants one extra row of vegetables and donates their surplus to local food agencies and soup kitchens, a significant impact can be made on reducing hunger. Since 1995, over 16 million pounds of produce providing over 60 million meals have been donated by American gardeners. All this has been achieved without government subsidy or bureaucratic red tape — just people helping people.

Pitch in and spread the word, http://www.gardenwriters.org/