Muskegon County Farm Bureau is hard at work creating new policies and trying new membership events, including a new membership event in early July.
Since Covid, Muskegon’s board has found it tricky getting members to events, but one effective tactic they’ve discovered is piggybacking onto events that are already taking place.
In years past the county Farm Bureau board hosted an annual steak fry at the county fair. Turnout waned over the years so this year the board changed things up and tried breakfast instead.
They hired Chris Cakes Catering out of Clare, and they were a hit!
“It was a nice morning and we saw plenty of friendly faces,” said Mark Arends, president of the Muskegon County Farm Bureau. “We really enjoyed working with the caterers. They made it fun and a smooth process.”
The board served around 250 members of the Farm Bureau and the greater Muskegon community — a successful morning by any measure!
Not only was the board flipping pancakes, they also put pencil to paper in developing some new policy, some of which went on to be considered at Muskegon’s annual meeting Aug. 22.
Muskegon County Farm Bureau is heading in a great direction, making members’ voices heard, even while flipping pancakes!