Farm Employer Education & Legal Defense Services (FEELDS)


FEELDS stands for Oregon Farm Bureau’s Farm Employer Education & Legal Defense Service. It’s a member-service program for Oregon Farm Bureau members. For only $68.23 per month, FEELDS helps you keep up with the frequently changing state and federal regulations. It helps you identify your business strengths and areas that might need some extra attention. FEELDS also provides you with a helping hand so you can be sure you are managing your employment situations correctly.

The program offers FEELDS members unlimited access to our nationally certified agricultural Human Resource Management consultant, Roberta Gruber, who has worked exclusively with agricultural employers since 1991. As a FEELDS member, Roberta will visit with you (free) to help you with your employee concerns and help you put practical and effective solutions to work to save you money and avoid problems.

Another valuable service is the FEELDS legal defense service if you need an attorney to defend you in an employment related lawsuit or against demand letters relating to your agricultural employees. No more “litigate or settle” decisions based on economics instead of the merits of your case.

Videos from FEELDS Ag Employer Workshop on Sept. 6, 2016.

 Video: FEELDS Director Roberta Gruber: Ag Employer Update

>  Video: OFB Director of Public Policy Jenny Dresler gives a labor issue update. 

Video: David Briggs: Conducting Workplace Investigations

>> Guidance for Employers Conducting Internal Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9 Audits

Videos from FEELDS Ag Employer Workshop on Oct. 13, 2015.

>  Video: OFB Director of Public Policy Jenny Dresler gives a legislative update. 

 Video: David Briggs, J.D. with Employment Law & Litigation Practices Group, offers an Oregon employment law update

Video: Christine Moehl, J.D. with Employee Benefits Group, presents an update on the Affordable Care Act

Download the FEELDS application.

Download the FEELDS checklist.

Download the FEELDS membership agreement.

Download the FEELDS payment agreement.

Contact: Ag Human Resource Consultant, FEELDS Director Roberta Gruber