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 *

Walsh Jerry Michael

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)
SVP & GM DSD /

(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 Security5. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 5)
6. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 5)
Date ExercisableExpiration DateTitleAmount or Number of Shares
Stock Option (right to buy)  (1)11/10/2024 Common Stock 3805.0 $31.7 D  
Stock Option (right to buy)  (1)11/12/2025 Common Stock 5182.0 $25.04 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
Director10% OwnerOfficerOther
Walsh Jerry Michael
1912 FARMER BROTHERS DRIVE
NORTHLAKE, TX 76262


SVP & GM DSD

Signatures
/s/ Patrick Enunwaonye, Attorney-in-fact for Jerry Michael Walsh9/6/2019
**Signature of Reporting PersonDate

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