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Katie Moore, CAM

CLINTON COUNTY FARM BUREAU                                                                     

2020 OFFICIAL ELECTION OF DIRECTORS         
                       
                                    
                                  

If you would like to nominate someone for one of the following seats please contact Katie Moore at [email protected] or phone (989)224-9536.
Nominations must be submitted by September 10, 2020. Results will be posted after the 2020 Drive in County Annual on September 24, 2020.

District 1 Bath, DeWitt, Olive and Victor (3 year term)                                                                          

___ Name:  Madison Margraves                                                                                                                     


___ Name:  __________________________                                                                 

      

 

District 4 Bengal, Dallas, Lebanon and Essex (3 year term)                                                                                            

                       

___ Name:  Mike Halfman                                                                                          

 

___ Name:  __________________________                                                                 


Young Farmer
(1 year term)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

 

___ Name:  Alex Taylor                                                                                              

 

___ Name:  __________________________                                                                                                                                                     

 

 

Promotion and Education (1 year term)                                                                                                                                                           

 

___ Name:  Co-Chairs Carol Stewart & Mindy Voisinet                                            

 

___ Name:  __________________________

 

LCAP (Every Other Year)

 

___ Name:  Brenda Sisung                                          

 

___ Name:  __________________________

2020 Clinton County Annual OFFICIAL ELECTION OF DIRECTORS

County News

Katie Moore, CAM

CLINTON COUNTY FARM BUREAU                                                                     

2020 OFFICIAL ELECTION OF DIRECTORS         
                       
                                    
                                  

If you would like to nominate someone for one of the following seats please contact Katie Moore at [email protected] or phone (989)224-9536.
Nominations must be submitted by September 10, 2020. Results will be posted after the 2020 Drive in County Annual on September 24, 2020.

District 1 Bath, DeWitt, Olive and Victor (3 year term)                                                                          

___ Name:  Madison Margraves                                                                                                                     


___ Name:  __________________________                                                                 

      

 

District 4 Bengal, Dallas, Lebanon and Essex (3 year term)                                                                                            

                       

___ Name:  Mike Halfman                                                                                          

 

___ Name:  __________________________                                                                 


Young Farmer
(1 year term)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

 

___ Name:  Alex Taylor                                                                                              

 

___ Name:  __________________________                                                                                                                                                     

 

 

Promotion and Education (1 year term)                                                                                                                                                           

 

___ Name:  Co-Chairs Carol Stewart & Mindy Voisinet                                            

 

___ Name:  __________________________

 

LCAP (Every Other Year)

 

___ Name:  Brenda Sisung                                          

 

___ Name:  __________________________

2020 Clinton County Annual OFFICIAL ELECTION OF DIRECTORS

State News


Marge Karker

Michigan Farm Bureau’s Marge Karker Scholarship offers three $1,000 awards to students enrolled in an agricultural program at Michigan State University. Applicants must be a dependent of a Farm Bureau member or have his/her own Farm Bureau membership in good standing.

Completed applications are due Oct. 1; forms and additional details are available online.

The Marge Karker Scholarship was established in the late 1960s to honor the former coordinator of MFB’s Women's Program. For 20 years she led Farm Bureau members in activities involving citizenship, health, education, legislation, public relations, safety and community improvement projects, all laying the groundwork for today’s Promotion and Education program.

Learn more about Karker here.

MFB staff contact: Amelia Miller , 517-679-5688

Michigan Farm Bureau’s Marge Karker Scholarship offers three $1,000 awards to students enrolled in an agricultural program at Michigan State University. Applicants must be a dependent of a Farm Bureau member or have his/her own Farm Bureau membership
Michigan Farm Bureau

Just because COVID’s sidelined the FARM Science Lab this fall doesn’t mean we can’t still boost students’ agricultural literacy. Michigan Farm Bureau is retooling programming and resources so our county Farm Bureaus can still share their agricultural expertise with teachers and students.

County Promotion & Education chairs should move fast to take advantage of cost-sharing opportunities for classroom outreach this fall. The Michigan Foundation for Agriculture is underwriting two cost-sharing options for helping you connect with local teachers.

  • Teacher Appreciation Care Packages ship directly to teachers and come with ag-accurate books; teacher guides; Michigan Ag Facts placemat; a small student gift and a treat for the teacher. Order now for $20 (half their value). Order by Sept. 4 for delivery in late September. Order by Oct. 1 for delivery in mid-October.
  • Farm Crate Monthly Classroom Kits for grades K-5 each feature a different monthly commodity theme, September through December. Each includes an ag-accurate book; Agriculture in the Classroom lesson resources; hands-on lesson and support materials for grades K-2 and 3-5; online extension activity; and a content-related gift or resource for the teacher. They’re $25 each (half their value) or order the full fall subscription and get the fourth month free ($75 total). Order by Oct. 1 to have the full subscription delivered.

Work with your P&E chair and county administrative manager to order through the Michigan Ag in the Classroom store subscription tab.

For more information, contact P&E Program Specialist Amelia Miller at 517-679-5688.

County Promotion & Education chairs should move fast to take advantage of cost-sharing opportunities for classroom outreach this fall. The Michigan Foundation for Agriculture is underwriting two cost-sharing options for helping you connect with local

In arguably the biggest maneuver yet to help ensure the health and safety of its members, Michigan Farm Bureau’s 101st annual meeting will take place largely online.

In an Aug. 27 memo to leaders across the Family of Companies, MFB President Carl Bednarski announced the board of directors “has made the tough decision to hold the 2020 State Annual Meeting in a hybrid-virtual format.

“Moving the meeting from a fully in-person experience to a virtual platform was our last choice,” Bednarski added, “but it will give us some unique opportunities to both reach more members and show our abilities to adapt to the current social position.”

The focus of the meeting this year will be essential business, as defined by the organization’s by-laws, and policy development. 

The meeting will convene virtually in three segments, beginning Nov. 4, 2020 and concluding Dec. 2, following this general outline:

NOV. 4 — Virtual State Annual Kick Off, to take place entirely online, allowing all MFB members to tune in and get updates from our organization’s state leaders:

  • President’s address
  • Rules Committee report
  • Credentials Committee report
  • CEO Report
  • Approval of the 2019 Annual Meeting minutes
  • Treasurer’s report

NOV. 9-19 — District Meetings will take place virtually or in person, based on COVID phase restrictions then in place for each district:

  • District Directors nominations and elections
  • Policy review
  • Delegate voting training

DEC. 2 — Business & Policy Development, to take place in person or virtually by district and based on COVID phase restrictions. MFB leadership and the State Policy Development Committee members will be in one location for the purpose of webcasting the proceedings.

  • Nomination and election of district, Young Farmer and P&E directors
  • Election of MFB President
  • Policy resolution discussion – reaffirmation style
  • Policy resolutions

Look for more details as they develop in Farm Gate and all your usual Farm Bureau communications channels.

“We appreciate your patience, support and above all, we appreciate your dedication to the organization,” Bednarski said.

In an Aug. 27 memo to leaders across the Family of Companies, MFB President Carl Bednarski announced the board of directors “has made the tough decision to hold the 2020 State Annual Meeting in a hybrid-virtual format.

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