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Annual member appreciation breakfast

This breakfast is a way to thank our local members and update them on what Eaton County Farm Bureau has planned for the upcoming year.  This event typically occurs in February

Petting zoo and poster contest

In an effort to educate the community on agriculture, each year at the Eaton County Farm we have a petting zoo where children can learn about farm animals.  In addition we have an annual poster contest offered in county schools.

2019 Poster Contest Winners - "Maple Sugar from the Sugar House"
Ashlynne Collier, 1st Place K-1st Grade
Lila Nugyen, 2nd Place K-1 Grade
Caden Patterson, 2nd Place K-1 Grade

Camry Cardwell, 1st Place 2nd-3rd Grade
Nina Greenburg, 2nd Place 2nd-3rd Grade
Eleanor Aikman, 3rd Place 2nd-3rd Grade

Community Action Group

Our community action group, the Thornapply Special, meets monthly to discuss key issues affecting agriculture.  Contact the county office for more information.

County Annual Meeting

The Eaton County Annual Dinner Meeting is held at the end of the membership year in either August or September.  We discuss proposed policy resolutions that are then forwarded to Michigan Farm Bureau for consideration at the state annual meeting.  The evening is also our opportunity to honor special volunteers for their work and elect the board of directors

Harvest for All

Harvest For AllWhile Michigan's farm families work hard year-round to help produce the world's most abundant supply of affordable, high-quality food, this fact remains: many of their fellow citizens continue to feel the pangs of hunger.

Taking action, Farm Bureau works with the Food Bank Council of Michigan (FBCM) and the Michigan Agricultural Surplus System (MASS) to encourage Farm Bureau members to help fight hunger in Michigan.

Harvest for All is a unique way for Michigan's first harvesters to finish the job by assisting FBCM in providing food to Michigan families in need.

According to FBCM, hunger is a reality for nearly a million Michiganders, young and old, who never imagined they would be dependent on food banks, pantries, shelters and school lunch programs.

For more information on the Harvest for All program, visit the Michigan Farm Bureau website

Coming Events

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2020 Council of Presidents Conference
111 W Main St
Open to all county Farm Bureau presidents
2020 Voice of Agriculture Conference
800 Harker Street
Port Huron, MI
Learn new tools for connecting with consumers via social media, direct outreach, school-based events or news media at the Voice of Agriculture Conference. Hear from keynote speakers who understand the challenges of working in agriculture. Meet Farm Bureau members from across the state to share ideas for county programming. Tour agricultural businesses and farms in Michigan’s Thumb region
2020 Young Farmer Leaders Conference
100 Grand Traverse Village Blvd
The Michigan Farm Bureau Young Farmer Leaders Conference is for young members between the ages of 18 and 35. This two-and-a-half-day conference unites 350 young agriculture leaders and industry experts, centers on these members’ professional and personal growth and addresses issues relevant to this generation, including leadership training, management skills and business/family relationships.
2020 Lansing Legislative Seminar
333 E. Michigan Ave.
Lansing, MI
Lansing Legislative Seminar provides an opportunity to learn from expert speakers on policy issues impacting agriculture, help legislative and regulatory leaders understand Farm Bureau policy, and share ideas and talk about local issues with fellow members.

Project R.E.D

Project Rural Education Days -- The event will consist of students attending hands on learning experience of agriculture, dairy, and natural resources.  Teachers clearly see the value in educating our next generation about agriculture, and support Project RED and the importance of making the connection between the crop in the field, the processing, and marketing, food travels through to arrive at the grocery store.  Rural Education Day is indeed an investment in our local education and a true coming together of the community to make this event a success.