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Michigan Farm Bureau centennial site celebrating 100 years of Michigan Farm Bureau.
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John Areklet

Farm Bureau Services operated scores of co-op stores across the state for decades, characterized by liberal use of the familiar (and oh-so-70s!) yellow, brown and orange color scheme and logo. Standing on...

1985 Campaign

HUT HUT! Sitting from left is Elton Smith, Robert Braden, and John VanderMolen, 1985 MFB membership campaign coordinator speaks at the podium during the campaign. Counties organized their membership campaign teams and strategies around...

Hart Store

Thanks to the deep memories of Mary Harris, we now know this is Farm Bureau Co-op, located in Hart, Michigan 1936.  Today, it is known as Ceres Solutions Co-op and is Mary’s current place of employment.  If...

Ionia Free Fair

Farm Bureau Services operated scores of co-op stores across the state for decades, characterized by liberal use of the familiar (and oh-so-70s!) yellow, brown and orange color scheme and logo. Standing on...

MACMA

We don’t know who said “the history of the land is etched in the faces of the farmers who till it,” but whoever it was may’ve had Max Hood’s dour mug in mind....

1940s

What’s buzzin’, cousin? Two swell dames leaving the Lansing City Market in the 1940s cross Cedar Street in front of a small Farmers Petroleum service station. Both facilities were located immediately...

1978 Press Conference

Back to the ’70s! Michigan Farm Bureau’s legislative leaders took questions in this 1978 press conference at the Lansing airport, prior to their departure to the Washington Legislative Seminar. Pictured (from left) are the familiar...

Board of Directors

Michigan Farm Bureau directors on the occasion of our 50-year anniversary in 1969: standing, from left, are Donald Braden, Harvey Leuenberger, Walt Frahm, and Eugene Roberts. Seated, from left, are...

Farmers Petroleum

These Farmers Petroleum pumps were introduced in the 1970s. Larry Wagnerbelieves the man wearing the Branch Since ’27 Grain-Feeds hat is Jerry Meinegerof Tecumseh. If you can provide more information about this man, fill up in the comments below!   ...

Farm Bureau Oil Company

Farm Bureau Oil Co-op at your service! Founded in 1931,the Branch County Farm Bureau Oil Cooperative was the first of its kind in Michigan. The co-op outgrew its facilities in Batavia (west of Coldwater) and purchased a 40-acre site...