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Programs

Community Action Groups

Community Action Groups

This group of friends and neighbors meets monthly to discuss key issues affecting agriculture. Whether the issue is zoning, community planning, school finance, or even a neighborhood beautification project, a Community Action Group is the perfect tool to find solutions, gain knowledge, share ideas, and take action.

For more information about joining a Community Action Group, or starting your own group, contact us at (734) 269-3275

For more information about this program, visit the Community Action Groups website.

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://4h.msue.msu.edu/events/4-h_capitol_experience

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.

The 2018 Lansing Legislative Seminar will be held on February 27th.  The 2017 seminar was attended by: Dennis Meyer, Doug Darling, Richard & Mary Janssens, Herb Smith, Mark & Debbie Masserant, Sharon Sahloff, Bob Potter, Dave Hoffman, Bill Saul, Matt Reau and Gary Wilmoth. Monroe County Farm Bureau members are encouraged to participate in this seminar.  If you are interested, please contact us at (734) 269-3275.

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

Policy Development Committee

This committee has the responsibility of developing Farm Bureau policy recommendations on local, state and national issues by encouraging the study and discussion of issues by our regular members.  They draft a slate of well-considered policy recommendations to be presented for consideration at the County Annual Meeting each September.  Dave Smith, Mary Lou Smith and John Delmotte will lead this Committee in 2017.  To get more information on this committee, or to volunteer your time, contact us at (734) 269-3275.

Promotion & Education

Promotion & Education

The goal of the Promotion and Education program is to educate Michigan consumers about agriculture through working with children and schools and coordinating public outreach programs to promote and educate about agriculture. In addition, the Promotion and Education program strives to educate farmers on issues impacting agriculture.

For more information about this committee or volunteer opportunities, please contact the county Farm Bureau office in Ida at (734) 269-3275 or Mary & Richard Janssens at (734) 242-3588.

For more information about this program, visit the Promotion & Education website.
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.

The 2018 Washington Legislative Seminar (WLS) will be held in March.  Mark & Debbie Masserant and Richard & Mary Janssens attended on behalf of Monroe County in 2017.  If you are interested in attending in 2018 or want to learn more, please contact us at (734) 269-3275.

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

Young Farmer

The Young Farmer program is designed to develop leadership potential for men and women between the ages of 18 and 35.

The 2018 Young Farmer Leaders' Conference will be held February 9-11 in Kalamazoo. The 2017 Conference was attended by Mark Mathe, Sarah Mathe, Chris Heck, Rachelle Heck, William Cable, Rob Clare, Ethan Heck, Mitch Bogi, Tyler Clare, Calvin Meyer, Tye Thompson, Jason Sahloff, Anna Sahloff, and Andrew Woelmer.

Young Farmer meetings are held on a regular basis to discuss issues in our area and surrounding areas. For more information about the Young Farmer program in Monroe County, call the Farm Bureau office at (734) 269-3275 or Mark Mathe at (734) 790-0868.

For more information about this program, visit the Young Farmer website.