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 Farming in an urban setting: A Panel Discussion
11:30 a.m. Collaboration with your district & Lunch
1:00 p.m. Mini Breakout Sessions Hands-On Ag Literacy Activites
County Facebook Planning & Toolkit County Communications 1 and 2
County Goal Setting and Programs of Work
2:15 p.m. Snack Break
2:45 p.m. Breakout Sessions
Jump-Start Ag Literacy Outreach
Opening up the barn doors to Media
Growing a Food Conversation
Millennial Parents: How We're Influencing with Michigan Ag Council
4:00 p.m. Closing Session: Success: [Insert Your Definition Here]
Natalina Sents, Roots Journey Blogger