By Amelia Miller
Cheboygan County Farm Bureau’s Harold Borowicz might be officially retired but that doesn’t mean he spends much time sitting still. Between serving on the local credit union board, vice-chairing the Cheboygan County Planning Commission, his church and the Cheboygan Christmas parade, there isn’t a lot of down-time in his schedule.
Harold dedicates his extra time to his community. Harold’s service extends to statewide outreach as District 10’s representative on MFB’s State Promotion & Education Committee, which motivated him to craft a donation to the Michigan Foundation for Agriculture’s Art Gallery at this year’s state annual meeting.
“I’m honored to showcase a piece in the Ag Art Gallery to benefit the Foundation for Agriculture because I see the work it’s doing in support of our Promotion & Education programs,” Harold said between passes with the wood planer. “Of course, I hope my table makes it to the live auction!”
Tapping his passion for woodworking, Harold is crafting a 24 x 48-inch live edge pine coffee table for the Foundation’s inaugural Agricultural Art Gallery fundraiser. And he’s making good progress, so if you, kind reader, are considering the woodworking category for your own submission, it’s time to get crackin’, because entries are due Oct. 31!
The gallery will showcase arts and crafts projects submitted by Farm Bureau members in six categories: woodworking, metal work, photography, drawing & painting, 3-D art (ceramics, pottery, etc.) and fabric & fiber arts.
Items will be displayed at MFB’s 2019 Annual Meeting, Dec. 3-5 in Grand Rapids, where participants will have the opportunity to vote for their favorites in each category. The top vote-getters in each category will be auctioned to support the Michigan Foundation for Agriculture.
All remaining pieces will be sold at a value determined by the artist to benefit the foundation.
For full entry guidelines and to enter your artwork, click here.
MFB Promotion & Education Programs Specialist and St. Clair County native Amelia Miller recently earned her master's degree in agricultural extension and education from Utah State University.