Amelia Miller hails from Columbus Township in southern St. Clair County, outside Richmond.
“I grew up as the fourth generation on my family’s farm, on a road named for my grandpa’s family. He managed the grain elevator in town and I loved visiting him there, learning about the feeds they sold, checking the bins and dryers at harvest and — of course — Chick Day every spring!
“I also rode and showed horses throughout most of my childhood. I recently got back in the saddle, taking dressage lessons on Charlotte, a Percheron/Cream Draft horse.”
Amelia joined your Michigan Farm Bureau staff in Lansing following a successful internship and serves members through one of the organization’s most popular and high-profile programs.
“I’m MFB’s Promotion and Education Specialist, helping our farmers share their story with the public, be it school children or adult audiences. I develop resources — lessons, posters, handouts, scripts and more — to help farmers connect with various audiences, depending on their connections to food, farming, and forestry, and what we’d like to see them gain from their interaction with Michigan agriculture.”
Outside agriculture Amelia indulges in a love of travel.
“I love it! I’ve visited 40 states, 20 national parks — Glacier National Park in Montana and Kenai Fjords in Alaska are my favorites so far — and seven presidential libraries, plus many more national and state landmarks.”
She’s off to a great start, but quickly points out there’s plenty more to see!