March is “Food & Agriculture Month” in Michigan, as proclaimed by Gov. Rick Snyder. To celebrate, explore agricultural careers and increase your knowledge about farming in the state.
Through March 15, members can obtain a $2-off-admission coupon to the Henry Ford Museum, where the Engines Exposed exhibit houses over 40 engines from classic vehicles.
Until March 31, eligible Farm Bureau members can take $300 off Polaris full-size snowmobiles. The discount is in addition to other sale pricing and finance offers!
Make reservations at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island May 1-5 and enjoy lodging, dinners, breakfasts and golf fees at special Farm Bureau member pricing.
Farm Bureau members enjoy a 10 percent discount off the Michigan Golf Course Owners Association’s Golden and Platinum Passbooks to Michigan Golf.
Farm Bill information, resources and videos on:
New: Local educational programs are available to learn about the Agricultural Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage programs. Visit the MSUE website and FSA website for dates and locations.
Keep up-to-date on current issues affecting Michigan agriculture.
Opportunities abound this winter to learn, lead and grow.
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March 3, 2015
Michigan’s diverse and prodigious agriculture industry will celebrate Food and Agriculture Month again throughout March this year—a commemoration solemnized last week with a proclamation from Gov. Rick Snyder. Throughout the month, the state’s leading agricultural institutions will collaborate on a multi-themed publicity agenda aimed to help better inform consumers about the overwhelming diversity of Michigan’s food and farm sector.
February 27, 2015
More than 350 young farmers from around the state gathered in Acme Feb. 20-22 for Michigan Farm Bureau’s 2015 Young Farmer Leaders’ Conference. Centered around the theme “Step Up, Step Out,” sessions included farm credit and financing, marketing opportunities, farm management software, drone technology, positive messaging, emergency rescue planning and Ag in the Classroom training.
More than 300 farmers from across the state converged on Lansing Feb. 25 to counsel lawmakers on current agricultural issues. Michigan Farm Bureau's annual Lansing Legislative Seminar is the organization’s policy kick-off event and provides members the opportunity to meet face-to-face with state senators and representatives, putting the grass roots of Michigan agriculture in direct contact with lawmakers.
Michigan Farm Bureau recognized the industry’s up-and-coming leaders Saturday during the Young Farmer Leaders’ Conference in Acme. Sixteen of the state’s top young farmers, ages 18-35, were chosen as finalists in four individual contest categories geared toward measuring their agricultural involvement, leadership and achievements. Sixty young farmers competed in four award categories: Outstanding Young Farm Employee, Young Farmer Achievement, Outstanding Young Agricultural Leader, and Excellence in Agriculture.
February 26, 2015
The question is as certain as taxes and normally crops up mid-way through this season: What do farmers do in the winter? “Maintenance and planning” is the quick answer, and a solid one. But in a state boasting the nation’s second most diverse farm sector, the quick, solid answer is also a gross oversimplification.
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