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Please join us on the April 18th showings of Silo the Movie at Celebration Cinema on Edgewood in Lansing.   Eaton County Farm Bureau has joined with Ingham County Farm Bureau to offer this film about grain entrapment to our Regular members, their friends and local first responders.  There are two showings available, 1 pm or 3 pm, with a limit of 100 people per showing.  The showings are free and include a free popcorn and a pop.  In order to attend this event, please RSVP to Kathy at 517-543-5567 and leave a message with your name, the number attending, the preferred showtime and phone number to reach you.  You may also email [email protected] with Silo the Movie in the subject line and the same information.  We look forward to provide this event to our members!
Showings of Silo the movie about grain entrapment at Celebration Cinema, April 18th

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Please join us on the April 18th showings of Silo the Movie at Celebration Cinema on Edgewood in Lansing.   Eaton County Farm Bureau has joined with Ingham County Farm Bureau to offer this film about grain entrapment to our Regular members, their friends and local first responders.  There are two showings available, 1 pm or 3 pm, with a limit of 100 people per showing.  The showings are free and include a free popcorn and a pop.  In order to attend this event, please RSVP to Kathy at 517-543-5567 and leave a message with your name, the number attending, the preferred showtime and phone number to reach you.  You may also email [email protected] with Silo the Movie in the subject line and the same information.  We look forward to provide this event to our members!
Showings of Silo the movie about grain entrapment at Celebration Cinema, April 18th

Results of the 2020 Eaton Count Farm Bureau Election

2019 Minutes and Financials were approved

By-Law Amendments were tabled to next year

 

Director Representing the SE Quarter Section – Jim Orr

Director Representing the SW Quarter Section – Katelyn Thompson

Directors At Large – Lynn Stanke, Debbie Granger, Martin Fabrik and Melissa Kelly

 

Promotion and Education Committee Chair – Kylie Thompson

Young Farmer Committee Chair – Claire Dewey

 

In our board meeting on October 26, 2020 the Executive Committee positions were elected:

Lynn Stanke, Board President

Katelyn Thompson, Vice President

Jim Orr – Third Member

 


Results from the 2020 Eaton County Farm Bureau Annual Elections
Kathy Chase

Don't forget!  Mark your calendars!

Regular members and their spouses should both have received, or will receive in the next few days, your 2020 Eaton County Farm Bureau County Annual packet.  Please fill out the ballot and either put it in the mail using the postage paid envelope supplied by October 5th or come to the Ballot Drop Off/Take Out Dinner at the Eaton County Fairgrounds on October 10th from 4:00 - 6:00 pm.  You will be dropping off your ballot(s) and picking up the dinners from the convenience of you own vehicle for everyone's safety.

If you are participating in the event, please place your orders for dinners (for regular members and their families) by October 2nd by either phone 517-543-5567 or by email [email protected].  If you are placing the order by phone, please just leave a message with your name, phone number and the number of dinners you are reserving.

*******Please note the phone number to call on the cover letter in the packet is wrong,  Please call 517-543-5567******* 

Reminder 2020 Eaton County Ballot Drop Off and Dinner Pick Up. Totally from your car!

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County Farm Bureau policy development teams are well into their yearly process of crafting resolutions that ultimately become the policy guiding Michigan Farm Bureau’s legislative and regulatory work year-round. Numerous electronic resources are available to help members engage in a variety of ways.

Probable Issue Briefs: To help members get discussion and ideas flowing, Farm Bureau staff prepare briefs on emerging issues and hot topics impacting the agriculture sector. Briefs this year include:

Current Policy: The 2021 MFB and AFBF policy books are available to search and download if members are considering amendments to existing language.

Submit your ideas: Use this form to submit ideas or amendments throughout the year.

Policy Development Process: Once compiled, hundreds of resolutions from Michigan’s 65 county Farm Bureaus will be considered by a 21-member state-level policy development committee. The final slate of policies is then considered by voting delegates at MFB’s annual meeting in Grand Rapids.

State Policy Development Committee: The committee consists of 20 members: one from each of the 11 districts; three at-large; three representing the State Young Farmer Committee; and three representing the MFB Board of Directors.

Looking to learn more about policy development? Contact your county Farm Bureau.

County Farm Bureau policy development teams are well into their yearly process of crafting resolutions that ultimately become the policy guiding Michigan Farm Bureau’s legislative and regulatory work year-round. Numerous electronic resources are avai

If you have never had the chance to attend a district-level Young Farmer Discussion Meet, what you’ll find is: ambitious Young Farmers to network with; great conversation around important agricultural topics; and a chance to build your leadership resume with Michigan Farm Bureau.

Discussion meets date back to the 1940s and are designed to replicate a committee meeting in which Farm Bureau members, ages 18-35, explore an agricultural topic and discuss how to address it. The conversations not only help participants improve their speaking skills, but also generate exciting new ideas on key industry issues.

This year’s district-level topics focus on mental health and farm safety:

  1. Studies show more farmers and farm families are experiencing stress and mental health issues. What can farmers, ranchers and Farm Bureau do to proactively promote good mental health in both themselves and their communities?
  2. Agriculture is one of the most hazardous industries. What can we, as young farmers and ranchers, do to create a more preventative, rather than reactive, approach to farm safety in our communities?

Don’t miss this opportunity to have some fun and connect with Young Farmers in your area:

  • District 1 — Aug. 14 with trap shoot & cornhole tournament; St. Joseph County Conservation and Sportsman Club, Sturgis; contact Sarah Pion, 269-377-4841
  • District 2 — Aug. 5 with trap shoot; Big 9 Sportsmen’s Club, Concord; contact Kim Kerr, 269-967-3759
  • District 3 — Aug. 14; Planters Paradise & Floral Gardens, Macomb; contact Hannah Meyers, 616-485-4469
  • District 4 — Aug. 6; Zoom Farm Equipment, 7980 Pratt Lake Ave. SE, Alto; contact Lori Schrauben, 517-230-3462
  • District 5 — Aug. 21; Potter Park Zoo, Lansing; contact Clinton County Farm Bureau (989-224-9536), Eaton County Farm Bureau (517- 410-2438), Ingham County Farm Bureau (517-676-5578), Genesee County Farm Bureau (810-350-9513), Shiawassee County Farm Bureau (989-725-5174)
  • District 6 — Aug. 5 with golf outing; Grand Banquet & Conf. Center, Essexville; contact Beth Rupprecht, 989-640-6913
  • District 7 — Aug. 21 with golf outing; Waters Edge Golf Course, Fremont; contact Bridget Moore, 989-640-6973
  • District 8 — Aug. 14; Dow Diamond, Midland; contact Becca Gulliver, 989-708-1082
  • District 9 — Aug. 27; Iron Fish Distillery, Thompsonville; contact Nicole Jennings, 810-569-9610
  • District 10 — Sept. 18; Ogemaw County Fairgrounds, West Branch; contact Sonya Novotny, 248-420-2340
  • District 11 — Aug. 21; 3:30 p.m. sporting clays tournament, 5:30 p.m. dinner, 6 p.m. discussion meet; Charlevoix Rod & Gun Club, 11330 US-31, Charlevoix; contact Cole Iaquinto, 810-422-7322
  • District 12 — Aug. 31; Island Resort & Casino, Harris; contact Craig Knudson, 231-357-3864

District-level finalists will move on to participate in two rounds of virtual discussion Nov. 12. Those advancing to the Sweet Sixteen will participate in two in-person rounds at this year’s MFB State Annual Meeting, scheduled for Nov. 30 in Grand Rapids.

For more information, including videos on the parts of a discussion meet, visit www.michfb.com/YFDiscussionMeet.

 
If you have never had the chance to attend a district-level Young Farmer Discussion Meet, what you’ll find is: ambitious Young Farmers to network with; great conversation around important agricultural topics; and a chance to build your leadership res

Have you recently contributed to fight hunger in Michigan as a member of Michigan Farm Bureau? If so, you can be a part of this year’s Harvest for All campaign.

Created by the American Farm Bureau Federation, Harvest for All is a yearlong campaign encouraging Farm Bureau members across the country to work together to help fight hunger.

To inspire their fellow members to donate their time, produce and dollars, every year the state Young Farmer committee hosts Harvest for All, which distributes $1,000 back into local hunger-relief organizations.

This year sees some exciting changes to the contest.

The 2021 Harvest for All Contest will be tallied at the district, not county, level. The district with the highest total will win $1,000 dollars to donate to a food bank of their choice.

All 2021 calendar year donations of volunteer time, commodities, food and dollars given by members on behalf of Farm Bureau are reportable. (Activities that took place in November and December of 2020 are also accepted.)

The winning district will be recognized at the 2022 Growing Together Conference.

Contact your county Farm Bureau office by Dec. 31 to report donations and activity. The deadline for this year’s contest is December 31, however contributions should be reported to county Farm Bureau’s by December 1 to assist in timely reporting.

For more information on the contest and resources visit www.michfb.com/HarvestforAll.

Created by the American Farm Bureau Federation, Harvest for All is a yearlong campaign encouraging Farm Bureau members across the country to work together to help fight hunger.

Coming Events

DateEvents
September2021
Thursday
16
Eaton County Annual Meeting
Kardel Hall / Eaton County Fairgrounds
Charlotte, MI
Join us for Dinner, Policy and Board Elections