County News Archive

By Kathy Chase


As farmers, Eaton County Farm Bureau members dedicate their lives to feeding people and producing healthy food for families.  Because of this dedication and the early closing of the schools due to Covid-19, the board of directors decided to donate funds toward the school lunch programs for kids in need in our county.  Eaton County Farm Bureau had allocated funds to conduct Ag education programs in the schools.  Unfortunately, we were unable to do the programs before they closed.  It is these funds that our board of directors decided to donate to the county’s school districts.  Bellevue, Charlotte, Eaton Rapids, Grand Ledge, Olivet and Potterville school districts each received $200 toward their lunch program for students in need.  In addition to the funds, the school districts were given links to educational material from My American Farm/American Farm Bureau and Michigan Farm Bureau for their teachers to use in virtual lessons.


Eaton County Farm Bureau members dedicate their lives to feeding people and producing healthy food for families. Because of this dedication and the early closing of the schools due to Covid-19, the board of directors decided to donate funds toward t
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For the safety of our members and first responders, we are postponing the Silo the Movie Event.  Once the constrictions with the Corona Virus are no longer required, we will reschedule at a later date.

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Don't forget to RSVP for this fun and educational event!
2020 Membership Appreciation Breakfast

The @Farm Bureau Insurance Michigan and the @Agent Charitable Fund are working together to provide one million meals to Michigan families during the COVID-19 crisis. We need your help! Your gift of any size will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $50,000. Please donate to help Michigan families in need. https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/millionmeals  

Eaton County Farm Bureau has proudly donated $500 to this great cause.  Won't you join us? 


Million Meals Challenge Donation
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For the safety of our members and first responders, we are postponing the Silo the Movie Event.  Once the constrictions with the Corona Virus are no longer required, we will reschedule at a later date.

Kathy Chase

Lockwood Elementary students were excited to participate in the FARM Science Lab in December

Eaton County Farm Bureau sponsored one day of the FARM Science Lab at Lockwood Elementary, which is a K-3rd grade elementary school in the Eaton Rapids School District.  The lab was at the school December 12th -13th, 2019.  Fourteen classrooms were able to participate in the two day event. The FARM Science Lab is a travelling lab that reinforces grade-level standards with hands-on science opportunities while increasing students’ knowledge of how agriculture impacts their daily lives. Each lesson has been individually crafted and tested by certified teachers.  Participating schools have been thrilled with the content of lessons and the kids love it, too.  Schools must apply to have the FARM Science Lab come to their school and meet certain requirements.  The lab has already travelled to schools all over Michigan.  Because it is so popular, a second FARM Science Lab has been purchased by Michigan Farm Bureau in order to try to get to all the schools on the waiting list! In addition to offering a grant to Eaton County schools to cover one day of the program, Eaton County Farm Bureau made a substantial sponsorship to the first FARM Science Lab.  Please check with our county office to find out how your school can be considered for a visit.   


Eaton Rapids' Lockwood Elementary gets a visit from the Farm Science Lab
Kathy Chase

Lockwood Elementary students were excited to participate in the FARM Science Lab in December

Eaton County Farm Bureau sponsored one day of the FARM Science Lab at Lockwood Elementary, which is a K-3rd grade elementary school in the Eaton Rapids School District.  The lab was at the school December 12th -13th, 2019.  Fourteen classrooms were able to participate in the two day event. The FARM Science Lab is a travelling lab that reinforces grade-level standards with hands-on science opportunities while increasing students’ knowledge of how agriculture impacts their daily lives. Each lesson has been individually crafted and tested by certified teachers.  Participating schools have been thrilled with the content of lessons and the kids love it, too.  Schools must apply to have the FARM Science Lab come to their school and meet certain requirements.  The lab has already travelled to schools all over Michigan.  Because it is so popular, a second FARM Science Lab has been purchased by Michigan Farm Bureau in order to try to get to all the schools on the waiting list! In addition to offering a grant to Eaton County schools to cover one day of the program, Eaton County Farm Bureau made a substantial sponsorship to the first FARM Science Lab.  Please check with our county office to find out how your school can be considered for a visit.   


Eaton Rapids' Lockwood Elementary gets a visit from the Farm Science Lab
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Don't forget to RSVP for this fun and educational event!
2020 Membership Appreciation Breakfast