Michigan Farmers Union Upcoming Events: 

October 11, 2022 @ 1:00 pm Eastern: Competition Webinar 
On October 11th at 1:00 pm Eastern, Michigan Farmers Union hosted the first of four quarterly webinars discussing Great Lakes family agriculture. We began our series by discussing competition in agriculture and the lack thereof. Panelists included local beef producer Jon Nelson, local blueberry grower Rex Schultz, and Nebraska Farmers Union President John Hansen. Couldn’t make the webinar live? Watch the recording below!

Watch Webinar Recording

October 25, 2022 @ 12:00 PM: Farm Bill Listening Session
Join us for a free lunch and good conversation at the Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center in Benton Harbor. How does the Farm Bill impact your operation and community? We want to know. Register by October 18th to reserve your lunch! If you will be attending the meeting virtually, we will begin on Zoom at 1:00 pm Eastern, after lunch.

Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center
1791 Hillandale Road
Benton Harbor, MI 49022

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October 27, 2022: Pollinate 2022
MFU is a proud supporter of women in agriculture and conservation! Come visit our booth and hear great speakers at the Eaton Conservation District’s Pollinate 2022 Conference. Pollinate is a three-day conference, held at different locations. We hope to see you there!

October 27, 10 am – 3 pm Eastern @ AgroLiquid Conference Center in St. Johns
November 3, 10 am – 3 pm Eastern @ Woldumar Nature Center in Lansing
November 10, 10 am – 3 pm Eastern @ Shawhaven Farm in Mason

Pollinate 2022

November 6 – 8, 2022: National Farmers Union Women’s Conference
MFU is offering FOUR scholarships to members interested in attending the 2022 NFU Women’s Conference in Nashville, TN! Join Farmers Union members from across the country to build a network, learn about business management and community building, and enjoy local attractions.

If you are interested in a scholarship, contact President Thompson today at bthompsonfarm@gmail.com.

NFU Women’s Conference

December 1, 2022: NFU Beginning Farmer Institute Applications Due
Have you heard of NFU’s Beginning Farmer Institute? It’s a free, year-long training program intended to improve the health of your farm or ranch business. We aim to bring together participants from diverse backgrounds around shared learning objectives, including business formation, taxation, accounting, land, labor, credit and business planning.

If you’re interested in learning more and/or applying – check out the website today! Applications are due December 1st, 2022.

Beginning Farmer Institute

December 2, 2022: Michigan Farmers Union Annual Convention
We will hold our Michigan Farmers Union Annual Convention on December 2nd at the AgroLiquid Conference Center in St. Johns. During this time together we will have the opportunity to network with members across the Great Lakes, review our very productive year, and discuss policy priorities for 2023. Join us for a good meal and great conversation! Register today to reserve your meal.

AgroLiquid Convention Center
3055 M-21
St Johns, MI 48879

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January 10, 2023: MFU Webinar Series – Connecting with Cooperatives in the Great Lakes
Join us to learn more about cooperatives here in our state! From housing to electric and grain, Michigan is full of cooperatives looking for members and leaders like you. As a proud supporter of cooperatives, Michigan Farmers Union looks forward to learning more about the history, successes and needs of these cooperatives. Join us to learn more about how you can get involved with your local cooperatives!

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March 5 – 7, 2023: National Farmers Union Convention
Farmers Union members from across the country will meet together on March 5 – 7 in San Francisco, CA to discuss next year’s priorities. Each year members from Michigan are selected by peers to represent Great Lakes farmers in these national discussions. Attend out state convention to learn more about participating in national discussions!

NFU Convention