Michigan Congressman Jack Bergman, State Representative Angela Witwer and State Senator Roger Victory helped Michigan Farm Bureau and its members celebrate the organization’s 100th anniversary this week with commemorative legislative resolutions.
House Resolution 16, sponsored by Rep. Witwer and Senate Resolution 11, introduced by Sen. Victory, both recognize the organization’s strong grass-roots founding and history, and highlights its work today stating, “Michigan Farm Bureau ensures the growth of Michigan food and farms, such as advocating for good government policy, developing opportunities for young farmers, providing student scholarships and grants, supporting local food efforts, creating food literacy programs for kids, hosting community building events and funding efforts to protect the environment, water quality, farmland preservation, and more…”
Rep. Witwer represents the 71st state House district within Eaton County, including Delta Township, the location of Michigan Farm Bureau’s home office. Sen. Victory represents the 30th state Senate district and is past president of the Ottawa County Farm Bureau and owner/operator of Victory Farms.
Rep. Jack Bergman documented the centennial by writing, “Through its trusted services and invaluable community investment, MFB has become an indispensable part of the state of Michigan.”
The resolution goes on to say, “Today, MFB serves as the voice of farmers at the state and national level, speaking on their behalf in Lansing and Washington D.C. Its Young Farmer initiative helps develop the skills and leadership to ready the next generation to take the reins and Farm Bureau volunteers help take the farm into the classrooms statewide – keeping Michiganders informed about where their food comes from. Day after day, the Michigan Farm Bureau sets a positive example of what can be achieved when people of a state work together for the common good.”
Bergman represents Michigan’s 1st Congressional district, encompassing the Upper Peninsula and 16 Northern Michigan counties.
Visit www.mfb100.com for more about Michigan Farm Bureau’s centennial.