Michigan Farm Bureau’s Voice of Agriculture Conference helps
you learn how to positively promote Michigan agriculture to school children,
adults and the media.
Learn about innovative projects, new Agriculture in the
Classroom lessons, social media and many more unique resources from presenters
AND your peers! We’ll give you the tools you need to become more comfortable
and proficient in talking about the food and agriculture industry to
individuals from all walks of life.
Sessions also provide training for county
Promotion and Education chairpersons and committee members, as well as county
newsletter editors and commodity spokespeople.
January 18-19, 2018
Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, Grand Rapids
Contact Amelia Miller(517) 679-5688
Call or visit your local county Farm Bureau office. Registration opens Dec. 4 and closes Dec. 15.
For more information, contact Sara Miller at 517-679-4781.
11:30 a.m. Early Registration
1:00 p.m. Optional Tours
7:00 p.m. Hospitality and Idea Sharing
7:30 a.m. Registration opens
7:45 a.m. Breakfast Buffet
8:30 a.m. Opening Session: Translating Farm to Food Michele Payn, Cause Matters Corporation
10:15 a.m. Breakout Sessions Connecting your county Farm Bureau before & after a FARM Science Lab visit Using Social Media to Communicate with your customers: A Panel Discussion It's not your mother's FFA: Ag Education Today Growing a Food Conversation
11:30 a.m. Collaboration with your district & Lunch
1:00 p.m. Mini Breakouts Tap into local classrooms
Growing your Committee, Adding Members and Influence MFB's New Member Communications System 1 & 2
Goal Setting: A Key to Organizational Focus
2:15 p.m. Snack Break
2:45 p.m. Breakout Sessions
Agriculture in the Classroom minus a classroom
Opening up the barn doors to media
Influencing the Cluttered Consumer
Farming in a urban setting
4:00 p.m. Closing Session: Success: [Insert Your Definition Here]
Natalina Sents, Roots Journey Blogger