Michigan Farm Bureau’s Hitching Post series continues Aug. 11 with a ‘biggie’ of a session looking at big data and technology.
Panelists on tap to pick apart technological challenges and opportunities will include MFB Field Crops Specialist Theresa Sisung, an ag-technology professional and of course a farmer. Contributing a legal perspective on farmers’ data rights will be MFB Assistant Legal Counsel Allison Eicher.
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Members can listen in as policy specialists and industry pros discuss critical agricultural topics in a laid-back, virtual setting. They will look at current situations within the topic area, what related policy or programs MFB provides, and what next steps may look like.
To watch the Hitching Post, register for each monthly event separately. Attendees will have the opportunity to submit questions to the group. If you’re unable to join, but still interested in the content, all events will be recorded and posted to the MFB YouTube Channel.
Here are some recaps of ground we’ve already covered:
CLIMATE AND WEATHER, JULY 14 — MFB staff members Laura Campbell and Theresa Sisung sit alongside Farm Bureau members Rita Herford and Isaiah Wunsch for a discussion on the impacts of climate and weather on agriculture. They dive into topics such as:
COVID-19: JUNE 30 — MFB staffers Matt Smego, Ernie Birchmeier, John Kran and Rob Anderson discussed the impacts of COVID-19 on Michigan agriculture: markets and supply chains, and both federal- and state-level perspectives. View the recording here.
LOCAL ECONOMIC STABILITY: JUNE 9 — Government Relations Specialist Matt Kapp, Legislative Counsel Rebecca Park and MSU Senior Extension Educator Brad Neumann discussed sense of place, what makes communities thrive, and how residents can help through involvement and self-improvement. View the recording here.
GRASSROOT BEGINNINGS: JUNE 2 — Huron County Farm Bureau member Ashley Kennedy and David Dreves of Northwest Michigan Farm Bureau chat about their experiences in local-level policy development. From tips on getting brave with your ideas to where they source reputable information, these Young Farmers will get you excited about working toward change for Michigan agriculture. View the recording here.
Hitching Post conversations take place online via Cisco Webex, a convenient and easy-to-use online meeting platform that works on almost any desktop, laptop, tablet or smart phone with a decent internet connection. Click here to download it.
MFB staff contacts: Katie Eisenberger (517-679-5444) and Emily Reinart (517-679-5337)