Attend Ag Day at the Capitol on March 13 | Michigan Farm News

Attend Ag Day at the Capitol on March 13

Category: Politics

by Michigan Farm Bureau


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

MBG Marketing

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 Program

The Blueberry Store