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International Flying Farmers


The International Flying Farmers is an international organization established in 1945. Members are families and individuals interested in flying and/or agriculture.


What do Flying Farmers do?

  • Promote safe flying through continued education and upgrading.
  • Develop public acceptance of light aircraft.
  • Promote the practical use of the airplane in the agricultural industry.
  • Encourage landing strips close to towns and cities.
  • Express the ideas and opinions of farm families at a national level.
  • Cooperate with other aviation organizations to promote general aviation through aviation legislation.


Membership benefits

  • Fun for the entire family. Activities are planned at chapter and international level to involve children in flying and farming.
  • Scholarships for teens for college and flying. Awards to members for flight achievements.
  • Quality aviation insurance at the best rates possible, both for aircraft and private strips.
  • Monthly meetings at the chapter level and an open invitation to attend any chapter events across North America.
  • Chapter newsletters and a subscription to the International Flying Farmer magazine.
  • Annual conventions at the chapter and international level.
  • Family vacation tours at reasonable rates.


Alberta & Saskatchewan/Region 11 Director

Contact: Jack Vandervalk,

Box 747, Claresholm, AB T0L 0T0

Phone: 403-625-2292

Fax: 403-625-2120



Manitoba, MN, ND, SD, WI/Region 5 Director

Contact: Jeff Thompson,

14000-75th St.

Bristol, WI, USA 53104

Phone: 262-857-7793

Fax: 262-857-2553



Ontario, NR, VT/Region 4 Director

Contact: June Pendleton,

Rushville, NY

Phone: 585-554-4268


Contact: Ron Wright,

P.O. Box 14, 3910 - 63rd Ave.

Lacombe, AB, T4L 1V6

Phone: 403-782-1422



Contact: Gerald Swanson,

P.O. Box 743

Whitewood, SK, S0G 5C0

Phone: 306-735-2879



Contact: Lil Gobert,

2433 St. Mary's Rd.

Winnipeg, MB, R2N 3Z1

Phone: 204-253-0029



Contact: Jim Farrell,

152 Bell Dr., RR#8

Kincardine, ON, N2Z 0B3

Phone: 519-395-5217

International Flying Farmers, Inc.

Tel.: 217-489-9300; fax: 217-489-9280;

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P.O. Box 309 Mansfield IL 61854