By Jeremy C. Nagel
I’m excited to report we’ve passed the half-way mark, with now 33 county Farm Bureaus having appointed Local History Teams to shepherd their local-level history activities through next year.
Gratiot and Missaukee counties are the most recent to appoint members to this opportunity to share the legacy of their farm community with members and the non-farm community alike.
I’m also happy to report that my road-trip calendar is open for business, and I’d love nothing more than to come out and see how and what you’re progressing.
I attended Tuscola’s first Local History Team meeting just last night (April 30) and am eager to share how that went. Gladwin might be next; I hear the good folks there are ahead of the curve and I’m excited to get a closer look.
On a related note, keep your eyes on MFB100.com. We’ll soon be posting some county Farm Bureau and Community Group histories we’ve come across.
First out of the gate will probably be a vintage Bay County Farm Bureau history, with Huron and Tuscola in the bullpen.
And the postman recently delivered a copy of a scrapbook documenting the Kirk’s Farm Bureau Group on its 50th anniversary back in 1996. Doing the math, that means this Livingston County group started in 1946! I'll be at their next meeting in a couple weeks, so look forward to learning a lot more about these good people.
More coming soon, so don’t touch that dial!
NOTE: Inviting me to your Local History Team’s next work session is as easy as a quick email or phone call (517-323-6585). Looking forward to hearing from you!