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Ag in the Classroom


The Promotion and Education Committee will be hosting Ag in the Classroom visits during the month of March.  We are looking for volunteers to read ag books in the classrooms or teach them about an agricultural topic.

Anyone interested should contact the county Farm Bureau office at (616) 527-3961

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.

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

DateEvent
April2019
Thursday
25
Ionia Medicare Educational Class
Green Acres
Ionia, MI
Medicare Made Easy Class April 25, 2019 in Ionia. Medicare can be confusing. It’s easy to miss important information and make a wrong choice that can cost you thousands of dollars down the road. Learn about the ABCs and D of Medicare, and how to make the most of your Medicare benefits. No products will be sold here; it’s strictly educational. This class is appropriate for anyone who will be signing up for Medicare in the near future and their caregivers. Register for the class online or by calling (616) 527-3961 Online: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/medicare-made-easy-xdve-220-02-registration-53733853402
August2019
Wednesday
14
Ionia County Annual Dinner
1244 Kelsey Hwy
Ionia, MI
The Annual Dinner will be held August 14, 2019 at Shadow Ridge Golf Course.  Social hour will begin at 6pm, with the meeting and dinner to follow at 7pm.  The annual provides members the opportunity to discuss and approve policy recommendations regarding issues affecting Ionia County agriculture and natural resources.  This is our “Grass roots” policy development process in action.  RSVP to (616) 527-3961 or [email protected]