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Farms in Focus

Share your story with ‘Farms in Focus’

With spring planting knocking on the calendar door, Michigan Farm Bureau is encouraging members to share their stories with local media through its newly updated program, Farms in Focus.

The goal is to connect our farmer-members with online, social, print and broadcast media for series or standalone story about an interesting aspect of your farm.

Farms in Focus paves the way for news organizations to give readers, listeners, viewers and surfers unique insight into the industry that feeds us every day.

MFB will connect farms with media that fit their interests and assist with story ideas and other resources to enhance the coverage. Then you and the media outlet coordinate to determine the frequency, nature and scope of your story.

photo of a crop and a logo for 'farms in focus'

The Story Possibilities are Endless

Social media posts
Series profiling different types of local farms, illustrating Michigan's agricultural diversity
An in-depth feature profiling several generations of your farm family
Detailed, hour-by-hour "day on the farm" feature
Regular weather-related crop updates from one or more local farmers
Young farmer profiles to showcase agriculture's next generation
Ongoing "life on the farm" series throughout a calendar year or growing season
"Ask a Farmer" question-and-answer feature
Profiles of local farm markets and other direct-to-consumer agribusinesses
Follow one specific commodity from seed, all the way to serving


Contact your MFB regional representative or county Farm Bureau president with a simple summary of you and your operation. They’ll pass your info and your interest up to MFB and we’ll follow up with you promptly; we’d like to have a list ready to share with media by April 1.

For more information, contact MFB Media Relations Specialist Jon Adamy, (517) 323-6782.