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ProFILE digs into the issues at Lansing Legislative Seminar

ProFILE participant Cole Wood of Sanilac County (left) speaks with Dist. 98 Rep. Greg Alexander at MFB’s 2024 Lansing Legislative Seminar.
Date Posted: February 28, 2024

The 2024-25 ProFILE class spent day two of its February meeting at Michigan Farm Bureau’s 2024 Lansing Legislative Seminar, Feb. 20. 

With so many things happening in agriculture these days, it was nice to get a legislative update from some Farm Bureau staff about some key, relevant topics relating to the policy for us to discuss with legislators. Following the update, we were able to lunch with and discuss these matters with our elected officials, building relationships and networking with Farm Bureau members from across the state. 

After the legislators went back to legislating, we wrapped up the event with breakout sessions and an election forecast from Rick Albin of WOOD-TV8 in Grand Rapids.  

Attending Lansing Legislative Seminar with the ProFILE class was fun, and a new experience for me. Working directly alongside peers looking to implement Farm Bureau policy was a great way to make deeper connections within our cohort.

We truly are part of an organization that makes a large impact in agriculture. 

Afterwards it was nice to regroup with the ProFILE class and discuss our key takeaways from the event. Keeping with our construction theme, we shared what each of us “nailed down,” “saw,” “squared up” and “glued down.”

Several of my fellow ProFILErs mentioned they enjoyed the legislative update and getting a better understanding of today’s key issues. Others liked the opportunity to network with key players in the ag industry they normally wouldn’t have much contact with. 

ProFILE participant Riley Travis raises hay and row crops in Isabella County’s Coe Township. By day she's a credit analyst for GreenStone Farm Credit Services.

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Rebecca Gulliver

Member Engagement & Field Training Manager
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Emily Reinart

Grassroots Policy Outreach Specialist
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