Where there’s a celebration there’s usually food. Help us celebrate the local origins of that food during March, proclaimed Michigan Food and Agriculture Month.
Did you snap a photo with Gov. Rick Snyder at Lansing Legislative Seminar? If so, you have until St. Patrick’s Day to download the picture!
Michigan Farm Bureau's 2015 calendar photo contest celebrates Michigan's food. 12 photos and a grand prize winner will be chosen! Entries are due May 30.
What has Michigan Farm Bureau done for you lately? As we dive into 2014, we've created a short video highlighting some of our 2013 legislative accomplishments.
Michigan Farm Bureau's Agricultural Labor and Safety Services is pleased to offer the 2014 training series, Promoting a Safety and Health Management System for Agriculture.
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Keep up-to-date on current issues affecting Michigan agriculture.
We have a contest our picture-taking members can sink their teeth into. We want photos that celebrate Michigan's food for our 2015 calendar.
12 photos and a grand prize winner will be chosen!
Don't delay! Entries are due May 30.
March 7, 2014
More than 300 young farmers from around the state gathered in Grand Rapids Feb. 28 through March 2 for Michigan Farm Bureau’s (MFB) 2014 Young Farmer Leaders’ Conference. Centered around the theme “Get Involved, Take a Stand,” sessions included opportunities to increase professional development, such as estate planning, reducing farm safety risks, integrating ag technology, global trade and the 2014 elections.
Michigan Farm Bureau (MFB) represents, protects and enhances the interests of its members. That mission is illustrated by grass-roots involvement and member commitment to the agriculture industry. To ensure strong industry leaders for tomorrow, MFB is proud of its support for the Michigan FFA Association during its 86th State Convention.
Any farmer will tell you: there’s really no let-up in an industry that operates by the unpredictable whims of nature and temperaments of lawmakers. Something always needs attention on the farm, and while a brutal winter keeps spring a distant fantasy, a contingent of Michigan farmers will head to the nation’s capitol next week with a fistful of issues for legislators’ agendas.
February 28, 2014
Ever since it stepped into the earliest expanses of land cleared by 19th century lumbermen, agriculture in Michigan has seen unending change and evolution. Echoing national trends, farms here have consistently grown in size and shrunk in number. As early “general farming” became increasingly specialized, Michigan’s unique variety of climates and soils have made possible endless experimentation that continues to this day, resulting in the second-most diverse agricultural sector in the nation; only California produces more different commodities than Michigan farms.
Following their Independence Day vacations this summer, the employees of Michigan Farm Bureau will return to their offices and cubicles at the company’s headquarters to find a notable void. The second floor of the Farm Bureau Center in Delta Township will be quieter than normal and a little less warm—but any food on hand will hold out a little longer.
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Michigan Farm Bureau held its 94th annual meeting Dec. 3-5, 2013, at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel and DeVos Place in Grand Rapids. See:
Leadership development is a centerpiece of Michigan Farm Bureau's Young Farmer program for members 18 to 35 years old.
Other leadership opportunities for young adults include:
Farm Bureau members who belong to a Community Action Group can:
In September 2013, nearly 30 people traveled to the Ukraine on an agricultural study tour co-sponsored by Michigan Farm Bureau.
Access trip photos, videos, travelogues and more in our digital scrapbook.