District-level core programs are underway, with some already in the books, others around the corner, and plenty more in various stages of development.
In the southeastern Lower Peninsula, District 3 kicks off a series of events next month that, by fall, will touch most Farm Bureau program areas. First out of the gates will be a virtual Consumer Conversations training event April 22.
Rooted in Farm Bureau’s Promotion & Education program, Consumer Conversations training offers practical guidance in some of the finer points of everyday ag-ed outreach, including when (and when not) to engage, and remote strategies to employ when conversations aren’t happening face to face.
Case studies and real-world examples will help illustrate outreach scenarios in both online and in-person settings. Participants will be encouraged to share their own experiences and have options for reviewing the recorded presentation at a later date if they’re unable to attend.
Subsequent Dist. 3 events will include a springtime safety event (including RUP credits), a midsummer member picnic and in August the regional Young Farmer Discussion Meet plus legislative reception.
Here are what some other District core programs in the works:
Members in District 3 (Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties) can contact MFB Southeast Regional Manager Hannah J. Meyers (616-485-4469) for more information.