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Fill out the embedded application below to become a member of IOGA. Additional information about our membership levels and benefits can be found under the application.

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Become a member of the Illinois Organic Growers Association and support organic and sustainable agriculture in Illinois. Your contribution helps us help growers develop and sustain their operations. With your support, we:

  • Organize workshops on organic agriculture at the annual Illinois Specialty Crops, Agritourism, and Organic Conference
  • Sponsor field days and webinars to demonstrate organic agriculture techniques and equipment
  • Provide information on other educational opportunities, grants, government policies, and other news of interest to organic growers.

Read more about our mission and activities here. Click here for the membership application.

We have five membership levels:

  • Individual Member, $50
  • Additional Member from Same Entity, $25
  • Student/Consumer, $15
  • Sponsoring Member, $250
  • Sustaining Member, $500

Fees and benefits are listed below:

Individual Member, $50

  • IOGA email newsletter
  • One entry into a drawing for one registration rebate for the IL Specialty Crops, Agritourism, and Organic Conference IF you join or renew before or at the conference (you must register on your own, and the winner will receive a rebate after the conference; rebate is at the pre-registration rate)
  • Member rate (usually free) at IOGA field days for one person
  • Listing on member contact list which is sent to other IOGA members on request for purposes of networking, such as locating suppliers (Student/Consumer members are excluded from the list; other members may opt out)
  • Ability to request member contact list
  • Listing on the member page of the IOGA web site, with a link to your web site if you want. This makes it easy for people looking for organic and sustainable producers to find you. (You may opt out of this listing if desired.)
  • Ability to post listings on IOGA’s Help Wanted page
  • Table space for promotional materials in the IOGA room (NOT the main exhibit hall) at the Illinois Specialty Crops, Agritourism, and Organic conference
  • IOGA member designation in the Central Illinois Buy Fresh Buy Local directory (separate purchase of a directory listing is required; this benefit is inclusion in a special listing within the directory)
  • One vote at the annual members meeting

Additional Member from Same Entity, $25

  • IOGA email newsletter
  • One entry into a drawing for one registration rebate for the IL Specialty Crops, Agritourism, and Organic Conference IF you join or renew before or at the conference (you must register on your own, and the winner will receive a rebate after the conference; rebate is at the pre-registration rate)
  • Member rate (usually free) at IOGA field days for one person
  • Does not receive a vote at the annual members meeting

Student/Consumer Member, $15

  • IOGA email newsletter
  • One entry into a drawing for one registration rebate for the IL Specialty Crops, Agritourism, and Organic Conference IF you join or renew before or at the conference (you must register on your own, and the winner will receive a rebate after the conference; rebate is at the pre-registration rate)
  • Member rate (usually free) at IOGA field days for one person
  • Does not receive a vote at the annual members meeting

Sponsoring Member, $250

All benefits of an Individual Member listed above, plus the following:

  • Listing as a sponsor in the sidebar of IOGA’s web site, with a link to the member’s web site
  • Listing in IOGA pre-conference promotional materials if you join by November 25, 2013.
  • One vote at the annual members meeting.

Sustaining Member, $500

All benefits of an Individual Member listed above, plus the following:

  • Logo in the sidebar of IOGA’s web site with a link to the member’s web site
  • $100 rebate for an exhibitor booth at the Illinois Specialty Crops, Agritourism, and Organic Conference (payable as a rebate after the conference)
  • Listing in IOGA pre-conference promotional materials if you join by November 25, 2013
  • Listing at end of IOGA’s email newsletter
  • One vote at the annual members meeting

Our membership year runs from January to December. In general, if you join before September, your membership fee will be applied to the current year, so that you can attend field days at the member rate (usually free). If you join in September or later, your membership fee will be applied to the following year, as IOGA conducts few fall activities.

Please complete our online membership application. Or, you may print our membership brochure if you need a paper application. Note that you may complete the membership application online and pay by check if you wish.