The Medford Welfare Farm of

The Church of Jesus Christ

of Latter-Day Saints

We have designed this site to help provide information for members and others who would like to serve at the Welfare farm. The buttons to the left will direct you to information about upcoming projects, stake and ward assignments, training, and the harvest.

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This season, we picked over 1 million pounds of pears for welfare uses.   Now we are beginning the humanitarian part.  The pear farm expects to donate close to 200,000 pounds of pears to food banks in California and Oregon.  The first 24,000 pounds went out last week.  Serve your community—serve the Lord.   



If you need further information please contact the High Council representative for your stake assigned to the Welfare Farm Committee.

Medford              Mark Gustafson   701-361-3278

Central Point      Monte Evarts   (907) 750-6091

Grants Pass         Dan Newbill

Klamath Falls      Larry Shields   541-274-0165

Roseburg - Kyle Reber (541) 530-1753


Our little welfare farm is part of a gigantic and awesome Church welfare system?  From our little orchard, from fields, from farms, from ranches all over the world, to the factories, the canneries, the giant warehouses comes help for hundreds of thousands of people in need all over the world.  It is huge! It is impressive and gets zero funding from the government.  It is our members at their finest, giving of their time and talents.  It is doing the work of the Lord!  It is service!  It is being the “Good Samaritan”!  Luke 10:25-37


37 hearty souls from the Medford Stake came in the winter weather last Saturday to prune and rake limbs? Among these was Marilyn Tobiasson.  It was a special day for her.  Her father, Chuck Smith, was the very first manager when the Church bought the farm in 1977.  And, that day was the 24th anniversary of her father’s funeral.  She said working in the orchard made her feel especially close to her father and happy.  What spirit do you feel when you are working in His vineyard?  “My Spirit shall enlighten your mind, which shall fill your soul with joy” D&C 11:13.


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