Why Become a Member

The IFA is Ireland’s largest farming representative organisation, working to protect and defend the interests of all farmers.


Being an IFA member means you are part of a strong organisation fighting on behalf of Irish farmers.

Members of IFA get a say in developing IFA policy and priorities, and have access to a range of support services and exclusive member benefits – find out more about getting involved.

IFA provides members with professional representative and support services

IFA representatives and staff provide professional advice, information and support to members.

For all membership related enquiries, including subscription payments and questions about member benefits, please contact The IFA Membership Department by calling 1800 236 236 or emailing membership@ifa.ie

You can get in touch with your local office or IFA Head Office, or talk to one of your elected representatives for information and guidance.

In addition, you can avail of the following specialist support services, which  confidentially assist thousands of members every year in times of difficulty.

Helpline Number
Farm Schemes, Payments and Inspections1890 989 878
Legal Advice Helpline1890 252 596
Debt Support Service1890 924 853
Pieta House1890 130 022