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June 29, 2018
As county Farm Bureaus’ Local History Teams piece together the legacies of their farming communities, resources such as old county atlases can help deepen your understanding of how our landscapes have changed and evolved over time. The late 19th century atlas trend produced a treasure trove of information about rural communities and land ownership across Michigan and the Midwest.
June 28, 2018
Cheboygan County Farm Bureau’s Local History Team is faces a challenge many of its Up North neighbors may run into. But even in parts of the state where agriculture hasn’t dominated, there are still compelling stories to be told and a legacy to share.
A teensy-weensy fly originally from southeast Asia has become a serious pain in the keester for American fruit growers. And since it first arrived in Michigan eight years ago, its annual reign of terror has been costing our west-coast fruit growers beaucoup dinero.
June 18, 2018
With some light visible at the end of a long planting-season tunnel, county Farm Bureaus are making time to pick up where they left of once winter finally broke. Among other things, that means Local History Teams are rolling up their sleeves and digging into the past.
June 14, 2018
Farm Bureau is among the ‘last men standing’ in ag communications, but there’s work to be done in shoring up and galvanizing unity as our second century looms.