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.
Commemorate March as National Reading Month by telling agriculture’s story to youngsters through an award-winning “Accurate Agriculture” book.
The state’s roads and bridges are decaying. Proposal 1 will generate funds to make repairs while also helping schools and local government. Vote yes! Proposal 1 is good for farmers and Michigan!
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!
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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.
March 6, 2015
Michigan Farm Bureau members, ages 18-35, raised money to fight hunger through the Harvest for All initiative at the 2015 Young Farmer Leaders’ Conference, Feb. 20-22 at the Grand Traverse Resort near Acme. Throughout the weekend conference, members from each of MFB’s 11 districts donated a total of almost $1,800.
Michigan Farm Bureau (MFB) this week made sure legislative leaders were ready for March in both its honorary capacities, as both Reading Month and Agriculture Month. On March 4, MFB’s Promotion and Education (P&E) staff delivered copies of an award-winning new agriculture book to members of the state house and senate agriculture committees.
March 5, 2015
Michigan Farm Bureau welcomes two new staff members to its Center for Commodity, Farm and Industry Relations. Ottawa County native Katie Rasch accepted a new labor coordination position, and Kate Krepps of Muskegon County will begin work soon as an associate field crops specialist.
Next weekend Grand Rapids will host what’s become a rite of passage for the state’s promising young farmers: the graduation of another group of participants from ProFile, Michigan Farm Bureau’s advanced leadership development program. Begun in 1989 as a means of enhancing leadership development among the next generation of Michigan farmers, ProFile is a 15-month program focused on rounding out participants’ skills with training in media relations, public speaking, succession planning, and managing different personality types—including their own.
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.
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Capture our theme — the "Future of Farming" — in photos.
Your image could be one of 12 selected to appear in our 2016 calendar.
A grand prize goes to the person whose photo is chosen for the calendar's cover!
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