FORM 3
        
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
INITIAL STATEMENT OF BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

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Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
                      
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person * Friedman Ronald J 2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (MM/DD/YYYY)
8/27/2019 

3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol FARMER BROTHERS CO [FARM]
(Last)       (First)       (Middle)
1912 FARMER BROTHERS DRIVE
4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)_____ Director                          _____ 10% Owner
___X___ Officer (give title below)        _____ Other (specify below)
Chief Human Resources Officer /
(Street)
NORTHLAKE, TX 76262      
(City)             (State)             (Zip)
5. If Amendment, Date Original Filed(MM/DD/YYYY)

 

6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing(Check Applicable Line)_X_ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person

Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 4)
2. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned
(Instr. 4)
3. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 5)
4. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 5)

Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned (e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivate Security
(Instr. 4)
2. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
(MM/DD/YYYY)
3. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 4)
4. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 5. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 5)
6. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 5)
Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Stock Option (right to buy)   (1) 11/12/2025  Common Stock  7198.0  $25.05  D   

Explanation of Responses:
(1)  Grant of non-qualified stock option under the Farmer Bros. Co. 2017 Long-Term Incentive Plan; the stock option vests pursuant to a three year vesting schedule, whereby one-third of the total number of shares issuable under the option becomes exercisable each year on the anniversary of the grant date, subject to certain continued employment conditions and subject to accelerated vesting in certain circumstances.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Friedman Ronald J
1912 FARMER BROTHERS DRIVE
NORTHLAKE, TX 76262


Chief Human Resources Officer

Signatures
/s/ Patrick Enunwaonye, Attorney-in-fact for Ronald J. Friedman 9/6/2019
**Signature of Reporting Person Date
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