Farm Bureau members are welcome to attend the 14th annual Agriculture Day at the Capitol, March 13 in Lansing.
Participants will deliver baskets of Michigan products to legislators’ offices, showcasing the diversity of the state’s $100 billion food and agriculture industry. Then more than 30 commodity-specific organizations will display informative—and tasty!—exhibits on the first floor of the Capitol building.
Members interested in attending should contact Andrena Reid (517-679-5333) for details.
The day’s agenda includes:
8:30 a.m. – Briefing for basket delivery participants (Room 5550, located at 201 Townsend St., Lansing, MI 48933 in the Michigan Senate Binsfield Office Building)
9 a.m. – Basket deliver to House, Senate and executive offices
11:30 a.m. – Exhibits open on the first floor of the Capitol
12 p.m. – A short program will be held in the Capitol rotunda to recognize Jamie Clover Adams for her service as Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development director as well as to unveil the 2018 Michigan Agriculture Magazine.
Ag Day at the Capitol is a highlight of Michigan Food and Agriculture Month, as declared by Gov. Rick Snyder and precedes national Agriculture Day on March 20.
Organizations participating in this year's event:
Dairy Farmers of America
GreenStone Farm Credit Services
Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program
Michigan Agritourism Association
Michigan Apple Committee
Michigan Aquaculture Association
Michigan Asparagus Advisory Board
Michigan Association of Conservation Districts
Michigan Cattlemen's Association
Michigan Cherry Committee
Michigan Christmas Tree Association
Michigan Corn Growers Association
Michigan Farm Bureau
Michigan Farmers Market Association
Michigan Food Processors Association
Michigan Horse Drawn Vehicle Association
Michigan Meat Association
Michigan Milk Producers Association
Michigan Nursery & Landscape Association
Michigan Pork Producers Association
Michigan Potato Industry Commission
Michigan Sheep Processors Association
Michigan Soybean Association
Michigan State University AgBioResearch
Michigan State University Extension
Michigan State University Product Center
Michigan Sugar Company
Michigan Vegetable Council
Michigan Wheat ProgramThe Blueberry Store