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Founded in 2019, the National Society Descendants of American Farmers is a non-profit, non-political organization for descendants of American farmers who  were living within the present boundaries of the contiguous continental states of the United States of America between July 4, 1776 - July 4, 1914 .  Whether you are currently a member of the NSDOAF, a prospective member, or you are trying to learn more about the Society, this website will hopefully give you the information you are seeking.  Please click on the links that are most relevant to you.


5 Years!

Beginning in 2024, NSDOAF will be celebrating 5 years of service to America!  

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Military Tribute

Honoring our members who have served in the armed forces of the United States of America. 

Thank you for your service!

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Agricultural Educator Honors

Do you know a FFA or 4H educator or instructor who deserves to be recognized? 

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Farmer Stories

Members of NSDOAF share personal family farming stories that have been passed down through the generations.


“I had rather be on my farm,

than be emperor of the world.”


                              -George Washington

The Father of our country, thought of himself first, as a farmer!

NSDOAF 1776-1914



Membership is open to men, women, and children of ALL ages who are lineal descendants of a farmer living within the present boundaries of the United States between July 4, 1776 – July 4, 1914.

60% of the one-time membership fee

goes directly to the

NSDOAF Scholarship Fund!

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Executive Board

Make new friends, honor your farming ancestors! 


About this Scholarship: 

  • Scholarship is specific to higher education students majoring in an Agricultural field of study.

  • Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5

  • A written essay is required (topic will be given)

  • A personal interview may be required

  • Students may reapply each year that they are in school

  • Deadline to apply is August 1st and January 1st, annually

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  • To identify and honor the memory of our ancestors who were farmers that were living within the present boundaries of the United States of America between July 4, 1776  - July 4, 1914

  • To collect and preserve records, documents, and relics pertaining to the history and genealogy of such “farmers”

  • To produce and distribute publications relating to the history and genealogy of such farmers

  • To encourage study and inspire an appreciation of the rural and country life led by our ancestors

  • To engage in related educational, historical, genealogical, patriotic, literary, and social activities.


Meet the Society Officers

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Janisue Rigel

President National


Jan Johnpier
Vice President National

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Renee Hamilton
Vice President National


William Martin
Vice President National

Meet the Society Officers

Sandy Bassett
Chaplain National

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Geni Sauro Holmes
Recording Secretary National


Beverly Schuele 
Corresponding Secretary National

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Mary-Claire Beard
Treasurer National

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Davina Liepman
Registrar National

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John Beard
Counselor National


Special Appointments

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Martha Hilton

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Pat Thibodeau
Executive Assistant to the President National

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Debbie Hansen
Assistant Recording Secretary

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Cindy Johnson-Sakuma
Assistant Corresponding Secretary



Pamela Rouse Wright

National Advisor


Ann Farmer Bryant

National Advisor

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Advisor to the President National

Bill Griffith

National Advisor

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Advisor to the President National

Bill Ritchie
National Advisor

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