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Education is a key component of Michigan Farm Bureau’s mission. Supporting students as they pursue degrees in agriculture is another important facet of MFB’s education initiatives. Here are just a few of the ways we support Michigan’s future in agriculture.

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Marge Karker Scholarship

Established in the late 1960s to honor Marge Karker, a former coordinator of the Michigan Farm Bureau Women's Programs and 37-year employee of Michigan Farm Bureau, this scholarship awards three $1,000 gifts to students attending Michigan State University and enrolled in an agriculture program.

Marge Karker led Farm Bureau members in activities involving citizenship, health, education, legislation, public relations, safety and community betterment projects over a time period between 1944 and 1964. Through her work with these programs, Karker helped to lay the foundation for the Promotion and Education and Young Farmer programming we have today.

Come back in June for application instructions!

If you have any questions, please contact the Promotion & Education Department at (517) 679-5688.

County Farm Bureau Scholarships

Many County Farm Bureaus offer scholarships for new and returning college students. Requirements and deadlines vary as well as scholarship amounts and frequency. Contact your local County Farm Bureau for additional information.

External Leadership Development

To build on Farm Bureau’s rich history of investment in leadership development, a new scholarship program has been created to support Farm Bureau members in further leadership development growth by supporting their enrollment in external leadership programs that can fulfill key leadership skills.