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Farm Employer Education & Legal Defense Service (FEELDS)


Insight. Tools. Strategy.


FEELDS offers HR benefits and legal help to voting members of Oregon Farm Bureau who are agricultural employers. Join today to experience the goodness.

FEELDS members love FEELDS. To renew your membership, just enter here and we'll take good care of you for another year.

What is FEELDS?


Introducing FEELDS, a membership program exclusively tailored for voting members of Oregon Farm Bureau. Agriculture stands as a unique industry with HR challenges often unfamiliar to other sectors. At FEELDS, we understand the distinct intricacies of agricultural HR, and we're uniquely positioned to assist you in navigating these specialized situations.

With FEELDS as your partner, you'll gain access to a wealth of agricultural HR information, tools, and resources specifically crafted (for decades) to address the unique needs of the agricultural sector. Consider us your trusted ally and expert guide, equipped to help you manage your workforce effectively while ensuring compliance with industry-specific regulations.

Should your employment practices face scrutiny from regulatory agencies or legal entities, rest assured that FEELDS has prepared you to confront these challenges head-on. Our proactive approach empowers you to tackle issues before they escalate, safeguarding the prosperity of your business and the success of your employees.

Choose FEELDS for HR support uniquely tailored to the agricultural industry, and experience the difference in managing your workforce with confidence and ease.

What you get:

  • Employer Hotline: Immediate expert answers to troubling employee situations are just a call away.

  • Free On-site "Audit": Discover your strengths and areas of exposure through our complimentary on-site audit.

  • Legal Defense: Enjoy $15,000 frontloaded legal defense for qualified situations at no extra cost, with total legal defense of $18,750.

  • Email Alerts: Stay informed with regular email alerts, valuable information, and expert guidance, along with access to sample employment policies.

  • Bilingual Employee Handbooks: Ensure clarity and compliance with custom employee handbooks created or updated in English and Spanish.

  • HR Workshops & Training: Gain valuable insights and skills through free admission to workshops, meetings, and training courses.

  • Coming Soon: Exclusive access to the FEELDS Members-only website, providing you with even more valuable resources and support.


Cost? Only $85/month *billed annually

Meet the FEELDS Team

Roberta Gruber is the Program Manager at FEELDS, a role she has held since the program began in 2001. She is a graduate of Linfield College, holds national professional certification through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI), and is a member of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM).  

Tim Bernasek, Esq., is a distinguished attorney at Dunn Carney in Portland, specializing in agricultural employment law. With a track record of success and popularity, Tim is FEELDS' go-to advocate if you encounter legal claims from employees. We trust in his expertise to navigate and defend your interests effectively.

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Greg Addington serves as the Executive Director of Oregon Farm Bureau and the Administrator of the FEELDS program. With his expertise, we trust Greg to navigate complex situations and maintain the program's financial stability for years to come.

To join, simply read these documents and fill out the form below. We'll take care of the rest.

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For more information about FEELDS:

Call: (503) 399-1701, ext 305

Contact FEELDS:

Program Manger

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