County Farm Bureaus in the reconfigured District 10 are stretching their brains to devise creative solutions to these virus-addled times.
Gladwin County Farm Bureau is brewing up an online ag trivia night for its members and 4-H participants and planning its 2020 annual meeting in September around an outdoor movie projected onto the side of the county fairgrounds’ swine barn.
The Arenac County Fair is already canceled, so local Farm Bureau leaders are teaming up with the fair board and Natural Resource Conservation Service to do a virtual, drive-through “fair.”
And in a very Clare-y goodwill gesture, members of the Clare County Farm Bureau recently made sure local ag-businesses were amply doughnutted. On May 8 a pair of county leaders delivered delicious delicacies from the town’s rightly renowned Cops & Doughnuts to local businesses that’ve continued to support local farmers through the COVID lockdown.
“On behalf of Clare County Farm Bureau, we appreciate these businesses being open and accessible for the farmers and ranchers in our community so we can keep moving forward,” said Erika Schunk, the county’s Young Farmer co-chair and a member of MFB’s state-level Young Farmer committee.
She and Promotion & Education Chair Alex Schunk delivered that same message both verbally and in circular cake form to the Do It Best Hardware store in Harrison and to several businesses in Clare: McConnell Farm Supply, Johnston Elevator, Capital Equipment, Clare Auto and Nevill Farm Supply.