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Save the date for June policy development meetings

County Farm Bureau members in District 1 discuss issues at their 2022 policy development meeting.
Date Posted: May 11, 2023

Eight district policy development meetings have been scheduled for June, with more happening later this summer. The meetings gather county Farm Bureau members like yourself to learn about emerging issues facing Michigan’s farms and agribusinesses, have discussions on how Farm Bureau can influence the direction or outcome of issues, and simply spend time socializing.

“We love seeing new and returning members at district policy development meetings,” said Emily Reinart, Michigan Farm Bureau’s grassroots policy outreach specialist. “It’s a low-pressure environment to share ideas, identify problems and opportunities, and determine how our organization might respond through changes to our state or national policy book.” 

As details are confirmed, this article will be updated. Reach out to the contacts listed to communicate your interest in participating.

Can’t make it to a meeting? Check out other ways to contribute and provide input. 

District 1

June 27, 6:30 p.m.

Daryl Griner's Shop, 13120 Born St., Jones

Contact: Sarah Pion, (269) 377-4841

District 2

June 29, 6 p.m.

Pleasant View Farm, 4840 Sand Lake Rd., Jonesville

Contact: Kim Kerr, (269) 967-3759

District 3

June 14, 6 p.m.

Fusilier Family Farm, 16400 Herman Rd., Manchester

Contact: Hannah Meyers, (616) 485-4469

District 4

June 20, 6:30 p.m.

The Fairway Event and Banquet Center, 13955 Cascade Rd. SE, Lowell

Contact: Lori Schrauben, (517) 230-3462

District 5

June 8, 6:30 p.m.

Ryan's Roadhouse, 902 E State St., Saint Johns

Contact: Nicole Jennings, (810) 569-9610

District 6 

Convened on April 4 

County PD committee work continues 

Contact: Laken Polega (989) 550-7069 

District 7 

Convened on April 6 

County PD committee work continues  

Contact: Bridget Silvernail, (989) 640-6973 

District 8

July 11

Time and location to be determined

Contact: Alex Schunk, (989) 824-0738

District 9

June 8, 6 p.m.

Ellen's Corners, 6052 M-115, Mesick

Contact: Kelsee Steenwyk, (810) 922-1866

District 10

June 22, 11 a.m.

Logan Township Hall, 4507 E M-55, Prescott

Contact: Sonya Novotny, (248) 410-2340  

District 11

June 14, 5 p.m. 

Charlevoix District Library, 220 Clinton St., Charlevoix

Contact: Matt Frollo, (989) 798-1663  

District 12

September 7

Time and location to be determined

Contact: Craig Knudson, (231) 357-3864

Proposals developed at local meetings will be carried forward to county annual meetings where members will vote to pass the proposals on to the 21-member state-level policy development committee. The final slate of policies is then considered by voting delegates at MFB’s annual meeting, Nov. 28-30 in Grand Rapids. Learn more

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Emily Reinart

Grassroots Policy Outreach Specialist
517-679-5337 [email protected]