Community Action Groups

It was 1936 when Michigan Farm Bureau launched its Community Group program, encouraging small, neighborhood groups of farmers to gathered regularly to share good food and spirited exchanges on current issues. Community Farm Bureaus would become a social backbone of the organization by connecting it to its grass roots and weaving a tight-knit family of farmers stretching across both peninsulas.

Pictured here are some pioneers of a Community Group in central Huron County: Mrs. George (Florence) Southworth is in the middle; Mr. and Mrs. William McCarthy in the back and to the right. If you can help identify the rest of these folks, or have any community action group memories, share them below!

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