Programs

Family Farmfest Tour

Jackson County Farm Bureau participates each September in the Family Farmfest Tour. Five Farms in the county are open for guided tours of their modern operations. Family Farmfest is open to the public at no cost. Please watch for next year's date.

Farm Bureau & 4-H Capitol Experience

For high school students at least 14 years old, the 4-H Capitol Experience allows students to witness state government in action and learn how they can influence policy issues. Teens interact with legislators, state agency staff, lobbyists and others to learn how policy is made. Underlying the activities are lessons on team building, group decision making and community leadership. http://tinyurl.com/oomrt3l

Lansing Legislative Seminar

Lansing Legislative Seminar

Each year, Farm Bureau organizes face-to-face meetings with hundreds of Farm Bureau leaders and their respective elected officials. These annual "lobbying" missions are a key element in the Farm Bureau grassroots policy development and policy execution process.

Each year Jackson County Farm Bureau sends eight county members to participate in the Lansing Legislative Seminar.

For more information about this program, visit the Lansing Legislative Seminar website.

Project RED

Every spring Jackson County Farm Bureau, with help from the Jackson County Fair, MSU Extension, Jackson County Ag Council, FSA & Soil Conservation, sponsors Rural Education Day. Many volunteers and local farmers get together for one day to educate 3rd graders from elementary schools across the county about food and fiber. This grand event is held at the Jackson County Fair Grounds each year. Our fifteenth annual Project RED was held on Tuesday, March 20, 2012.  Check out the video from the 2010 Project RED at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8AbR0CXwCU

The Power of Green How Michigan Agriculture Builds a Stonger, Cleaner Michigan

Jackson County Farm Bureau sponsors short clips at Jackson 10 Theatres showcasing local farmers and their commitment to agriculture and protecting the environment.

Washington Legislative Seminar

Washington Legislative Seminar

Each year, Farm Bureau organizes face-to-face meetings with hundreds of Farm Bureau leaders and their respective elected officials. These annual "lobbying" missions are a key element in the Farm Bureau grassroots policy development and policy execution process.

Jackson County Farm Bureau sends two members to Washington DC annually to participate in the Washington Legislative Seminar.

For more information about this program, visit the Washington Legislative Seminar website.