Welcome to the Long Island Farm Bureau's Web site
We've designed these pages to help you understand more about LIFB, what we stand for, the services and resources we provide to our members, and to tell the wonderful story of Long Island agriculture. These pages contain information about Long Island farming, growing, raising, catching … today … and the great legacy that we inherit (and protect!) as the latest generation in the 300-plus years of farming and fishing on this great Island.
"Farm Bureau" is a wonderful and unique American concept - Farm Bureau is a true grassroots, member-driven organization with a century's legacy in political activism. Farm bureaus are private, non-partisan not-for-profit agricultural membership and advocacy organizations known as "The Voice of Commercial Agriculture." In Nassau and Suffolk counties, LIFB is the Voice of Long Island Agriculture.
Our mission is to fairly and aggressively represent and serve the best interests of our members through united action, using the strength of a grassroots organizational structure and relying on effective leadership to provide strong, networked and allied Farm Bureau organizations at the local, state and national organization levels. Our collective goal: to protect and strengthen the nation's agricultural industry.
That especially includes the agricultural industries of the Long Island region and of our great State of New York.
- Did you know that Suffolk County is the state's largest dollar producer of agricultural products?
- And that agriculture is one of the major industry groups in the State of New York?
Long Island Farm Bureau Membership
There are two types of membership available:
- Regular Members: Those engaged in the business of producing agricultural products.
- Associate Members: Those who support our ideals and efforts and want to help preserve and protect our rural way of life.
Our Regular Members decide exactly what public policy issues the Bureau will address in its government relations and lobbying efforts.
Our Associate Members are frequently involved in activities directly related to the Regular Members' businesses - as landscapers, contractors, landscape designers, nursery operators, restaurant owners, professional service providers, equipment dealers, farm supply companies, food service organizations and citizens, homeowners interested in rural quality of life.We welcome homeowners and Long Island residents interested in helping to preserve our wonderful quality of life to Associate Membership.
Long Island Farm Bureau is a county Farm Bureau in New York State, and is affiliated by agreement with New York Farm Bureau. Long Island Farm Bureau programs and services are available only to Farm Bureau members within Long Island. The political views expressed in these pages represent the Long Island Farm Bureau's position on various issues as they relate to Long Island. New York Farm Bureau is a member of the American Farm Bureau Federation®, a national organization of farmers and ranchers including Farm Bureaus in 49 other states and Puerto Rico, and is responsible for Farm Bureau® membership and programs within New York. New York Farm Bureau programs and services are available only to Farm Bureau members within New York. The political views expressed in these pages represent the New York Farm Bureau's position on various issues as they relate to New York. The positions of the national Farm Bureau organization collectively are expressed through the American Farm Bureau Federation. "Farm Bureau" and the "FB" logo are registered service marks owned by American Farm Bureau Federation, and are used by the New York Farm Bureau under a license agreement between the two organizations, and by Long Island with permission.
More information regarding the American Farm Bureau Federation®, can be found at http://www.fb.org.