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        February 25, 2020 | Lansing Center, Lansing  

        Michigan Farm Bureau’s Lansing Legislative Seminar provides an opportunity for members passionate about Farm Bureau policy and issues affecting agriculture to:

        • Meet members with shared interests, concerns and goals;
        • Help demonstrate to legislative and regulatory leaders the significance of our member-developed policy and strength of our county Farm Bureaus;
        • Learn from expert speakers about proposals being considered in Lansing that would impact Michigan farmers and the food and agriculture economy.

        The event also features:

        • Presentation of the Excellence in Grass-roots Lobbying Award to a county Farm Bureau for outstanding local advocacy efforts.
        • Presentation of the Silver Plow Award, recognizing a legislator’s work in support of Farm Bureau policy. 

        Registration: January 24 - February 7, 2020  

        Contact your county Farm Bureau and tell them you're interested in attending Lansing Legislative Seminar.

        For detailed information about the 2020 Lansing Legislative Seminar click the "More Info" button below!  


      Lansing Legislative Seminar February 25th
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      Join us for the 4th Annual Southwest Michigan Farm Bureau Chili Cook-Off!!
      Come and cheer on your favorite Young Farmer as they participate in the 2020 District Young Farmer Discussion Meet.
      $10/person will be charged at the door - ages 10/under are free
      (all proceeds will be donated to the Michigan Foundatoin for Agriculture)
      Individual Chili Cookoff Entry Fee:
      $10/entry (please provide a minimum of 5-6 quarts)
      RSVP to attend and/or enter the cook-off or corn hold tournament by March 6
      Contact Cass County Farm Bureau to RSVP or with any questions at 269-445-3849

      Chili Cook-Off & Corn Hole Tournament

      Kalamazoo County Farm Bureau to Host Free Educational Event "Medicare Made Easy"

      The public is invited to a free, on-hour educatoinl seminar, "Medicare Made Easy" on Friday, October 4th at Kalamazoo County Farm Bureau, 5950 Portage Rd., Suite A, Portage, Michigan at 1pm.

      The Seminar will cover what kind of insurance coverage people need as they age, how to avoid paying for coverage that isn't needed, Medigap, Medicare Advantage, enrollment periods, pre-existing conditions, Part D drug plans, and what questions to ask before signing up for an insurance plan. The seminar is presented by Lisa Robb, Medicare Plan Specialist with Michigan Farm Bureau. The seminar will include time for questions and answers. No products will be sold here; it's strictly educational. Seating is limited so please RSVP by calling (269) 342-0212 to reserve your spot.

      The public is invited to a free, on-hour educatoinl seminar, "Medicare Made Easy" on Friday, October 4th at Kalamazoo County Farm Bureau, 5950 Portage Rd., Suite A, Portage, Michigan at 1pm

      Ag Artifacts Needed!


      Kalamazoo County Farm Bureau is in the process of planning this year’s Annual Meeting. Because this year we are celebrating our 100th year we will also be having a centennial celebration at the same time. The date and location have yet to be determined but we are planning to hold it sometime in August. This is where you come in. We are looking for knowledge and/or historical items or pieces related to Farm Bureau or agriculture in Kalamazoo County over the past 100 years. If you have any stories or knowledge that you would like to share, please email us at [email protected]

      If you have any historical items such as Knick knacks or pictures that you would like to share or loan to us please call the Kalamazoo County Farm Bureau office at (269) 342-0212.

      We are very excited to celebrate our 100th year and very much look forward to sharing this with you.



      Kalamazoo County Farm Bureau is in the process of planning this year’s Annual Meeting. Because this year we are celebrating our 100th year we will also be having a centennial celebration at the same time.

      Kalamazoo County Farm Bureau to host Project R.E.D.!


      The Kalamazoo County Farm Bureau, in cooperation with various agricultural businesses and local sponsors, is supporting this fun-filled day with many hands-on activities. The focus on our event is to help students understand more about agriculture and natural resources in our community. This year's program is geared toward 4th grade students in the Kalamazoo Public Schools system. The field trip will be held at the Kalamazoo Country Fairgrounds and is free for all students and chaperones.

      During Project R.E.D., children rotate amount several different stations to view and learn about animals, horticulture and natural resources. Each station runs approximately 15 minutes with the entire program lasting approximately two hours. There will be a morning program beginning around 9:30a.m., to conclude by 11:30a.m. and an afternoon program from 12:15p.m. until 2:15p.m. 

      Does this sound like something you would be interested in becoming involved in? Do you enjoy working with kids and/or the public? We are currently seeking volunteers. If you or someone you know is interested in participating in the great event, please contact the Kalamazoo County Farm Bureau office at (269) 342-0212 or [email protected]


      The Kalamazoo County Farm Bureau, in cooperation with various agricultural businesses and local sponsors, is supporting this fun-filled day with many hands-on activities.