The Grange is the nation’s oldest national agricultural organization, with grassroots in over 2,700 local communities in 40 states. It’s 200,000 plus members provide service to agriculture and rural areas on a wide variety of issues, including economic development, education, and legislation designed to assure a strong and viable rural America. It was formed in the years following the American Civil War to unite private citizens in improving the economic and social position of the nation’s farm population. Over the past 150 years, it has evolved to include non-farm rural families and communities.
The Little Deschutes Grange