The Hitching Post series continued June 30 with a special edition focusing on COVID-19’s impact on agriculture. We’ve got another session in the forecast for July 14 focusing on climate and weather.
Members can listen in as a group of Michigan Farm Bureau public policy specialists and industry professionals 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.
Join Farm Bureau members Rita Herford and Isaiah Wunsch for a discussion with MFB staffers Laura Campbell and Theresa Sisung about the impacts of climate and weather on agriculture, including:
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. The Hitching Post continues monthly with a full schedule and links to WebEx registrations found here.
Here are some recaps of ground we’ve already covered:
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.
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.
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)