Michigan Farmers Union Upcoming Events: 

November 12 – 14, 2023: National Farmers Union Women’s Conference

National Farmers Union is excited to bring Women’s Conference to Albuquerque, NM for the first time this November! Join Farmers Union members from across the country for two days of interactive sessions on ag business management, leadership development, cooperative education and more.

This year’s conference theme is centered around preservation. Farmers and ranchers are the stewards of our lands, and are uniquely positioned to lead environmental preservation efforts. This conference will challenge attendees to consider “preservation” in other aspects of agriculture: historical and cultural preservation, community preservation, the preservation of self through mental wellness, and the preservation of business health for farm and ranch businesses.

Through each of these topics, we hope this conference will inspire you to continue the work that National Farmers Union has been leading for over 120 years: preserving a future for family farmers.

NFU Women’s Conference

December 1, 2023: Michigan Farmers Union Annual Meeting

Join us as we wrap up on productive year and look forward to the next!
Speakers include “The Incredible Dr. Pol”, NFU Vice President of Advocacy, Mike Stranz, and local Decision Makers. Members will have an opportunity to discuss policy priorities for the next year, and enjoy a meal together. Register for your free lunch today!

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MFU Webinar Series: Grant Writing

Join us on January 9th to learn how to write and apply for grants! We will be joined by Molly Muchow, of Verdant Hollow Farms at 1pm EST. Molly has written a number of successful grants and will walk us through through process. There are lots of funding opportunities available through grants, so be sure to join us to take advantage of your funding options!

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March 10-12, 2024: National Farmers Union Convention

Farmers Union members from across the country will meet together on March 10-12 in Scottsdale, AZ 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

Previously Recorded Webinars:

Competition in the Great Lakes
On October 11, 2022 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

Connecting with Cooperatives in the Great Lakes
Cooperation is one of Michigan Farmers Union’s guiding principles, and we work closely with cooperatives in our area. On January 10, 2023 MFU spotlighted some of our local cooperatives and how you can get involved! Take a look below.
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Great Lakes CSAs & Local Markets
How can you get involved in markets in your area? Have you considered joining a CSA? On April 11, 2023, MFU spoke with local market and CSA operators to learn more about getting involved, how to support, and where to find more information. Check out the recording below!
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Ag Product Processing
Meat and vegetable processing rules are an important part of the agriculture industry but can be difficult to fully understand. On July 11, 2023 MFU discussed the current rules and regulations of processing ag products in the Great Lakes. Take a few minutes to watch the recording below!
Watch Webinar Recording!