Our Community Involvement
Michigan Farm Bureau believes in the promotion of agriculture by giving back to the community. See our contributions below:
Through scholarship funds supported by Marge Karker, Farm Bureau offers financial support to students at Michigan State University who are preparing for careers in agriculture and related fields. Two- and four-year students from Farm Bureau families or who are Farm Bureau members are eligible.
Visit the Promotion and Education Website.
County Farm Bureau Scholarships
In many counties, the Farm Bureau leadership has established college or vocational scholarships for local students. Eligibility criteria varies from county to county, and the scholarship is not available in every county Farm Bureau. Ask your county Farm Bureau about local scholarship opportunities.
Easter Seals FaRM Project
The FaRM Project is a cooperative fund-raising effort, sponsored by the Michigan Farm Bureau Family of Companies, county Farm Bureaus, and the Michigan Easter Seals Society. Funds collected have established a statewide AgrAbility Network of rehabilitative and adaptive services that farmers and their families can use to help them resume farming after a disabling accident or illness. County Farm Bureau members have held picnics, conducted auctions and sold food at fairs to help make this program available to Michigan farmers.
4-H Youth Programs
Farm Bureau members and staff provide thousands of volunteer hours as 4-H leaders and resource people for a variety of 4-H programs. In 1995, Michigan Farm Bureau and its network of county Farm Bureaus pledged over $165,000 toward the renovation of Kettunen Center, the state 4-H volunteer and youth training center. This was just the beginning. Farm Bureau members and staff also provide thousands of volunteer hours as 4-H leaders and resource people for a variety of 4-H programs.
Visit the 4-H Web site.
Harvest for All
The Harvest for All Program gives Michigan Farm Bureau members a chance to make a difference in their communities by helping to feed the hungry in our state by contributing their surplus harvest.
Visit the Harvest for All Website.