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ABOUT OUR MEMBERSHIP
In 2019, the FBEN membership grew to 3,880 members. The majority of our members come from the United States, but over the past ten years individuals from the international community have joined as well, representing: Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, Germany, Greece, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, New Zealand, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Slovakia, Taiwan, Tasmania, Thailand, The Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.
Members are teachers and teaching assistants, ecologists, research assistants, FoodCorps and AmeriCorps services members, nutritionists, doctors, garden coordinators, and of course urban, suburban, and rural farmers! In 2015, 49% of members were in rural areas; 68% operated at a nonprofit, and over one third had an operating budget under 50,000 annually.