Take a train ride with Thomas the Tank Engine at Greenfield Village on April 26-27, May 3-4 or May 10-11. Michigan Farm Bureau members enjoy 25% off the cost of admission to Greenfield Village or the purchase of an annual pass.
Are you a high school student interested in leadership and civic engagement? Exercise these skills at Young People’s Citizenship Seminar (YPCS) this summer on MSU's campus.
Farm Bureau members can splurge—and save—on a luxurious weekend package at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island from May 2-4. The package offers a reduced lodging rate and several complimentary amenities.
Members save up to 35% off the best available room rates at Mission Point Resort on Mackinac Island during select dates from May-October.
Michigan Farm Bureau's 2015 calendar photo contest celebrates Michigan's food. 12 photos and a grand prize winner will be chosen! Entries are due May 30.
Implementation of the 2014 Farm Bill will be an ongoing process. Stay apprised of new information and resources using Farm Bureau's Farm Bill resource section.
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We have a contest our picture-taking members can sink their teeth into. We want photos that celebrate Michigan's food for our 2015 calendar.
12 photos and a grand prize winner will be chosen!
Don't delay! Entries are due May 30.
April 24, 2014
United Dairy Industry of Michigan this week unveiled a broad rebranding effort representing the integration of several previously disparate promotional themes under a new, common banner. “Milk Means More” aims to remind consumers that the wide diversity of dairy products offer more than just good taste and great nutrition.
Regulatory changes being considered in Washington have farmers in Michigan and nationwide concerned about losing ground—figuratively and literally. A new rule published in the Federal Register this week proposes a sweeping reinterpretation of what the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency can and can’t regulate as “waters of the U.S.” under the 1972 Clean Water Act. As written, the rule change could dramatically expand federal regulation over routine farming practices—and many other commonplace private land uses, from building homes to managing golf courses.
April 18, 2014
An innovative agricultural education center based in Clinton County got a financial boost this week thanks to a generous donation from the Michigan Foundation for Agriculture. The $10,000 grant will help underwrite the cost of transporting schoolchildren to the 9,500-square-foot IQhub, slated to open this summer at AgroLiquid Fertilizers’ new headquarters on M-21 just west of St. Johns.
Michigan’s first national-level Young Farmer Discussion Meet winner in 28 years took delivery of his grand prize this week at a Chevy dealership near his home in the Thumb. Huron County farmer Nathan Prill drove home Wednesday in his shiny new Chevy Silverado, courtesy of General Motors and delivered through Thompson Chevrolet of Ubly.
April 15, 2014
In recognition of Gov. Rick Snyder’s unerring support for the state’s agriculture industry, his reelection today earned an unprecedented show of support from AgriPac, Michigan Farm Bureau’s (MFB) political action committee. AgriPac traditionally withholds endorsements until after primary elections, but overwhelming support for Gov. Snyder among Farm Bureau members this year cleared the way for its strong, early show of support.
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Leadership development is a centerpiece of Michigan Farm Bureau's Young Farmer program for members 18 to 35 years old.
Other leadership opportunities for young adults include:
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