take Young Farmers for $500 please, Alex…
clueless about this photo as the faces of these contestants from 1988.
MFB Board Members Andy Hagenow and Doug Darling think
they recognize some of these Young Farmers as Steve...
The 1980s weren’t just about awful music and fashion—they
were about hatchet-wielding leaders! At MFB’s 1986 Leaders’ Conference, Young
Farmer chair Gary Skinner (Gratiot
County) and Women’s Committee Chair Diane Horning (Washtenaw)
were honored with what appear to...
In 1969 legislative leaders took part in Farm Bureau’s ninth
annual Washington Air Tour. This photo from that event includes the familiar
face of Gerald R. Ford(far right), then
serving in the U.S. House...
Menominee earned the coveted
Little Brown Jug trophy in 1967 for being the first county Farm Bureau in the
Upper Peninsula to achieve its membership goal. Here longtime U.P. Regional
Representative Hugo Kivi (left)
here presents the...
Introducing… (drum roll) MISS Michigan Farm Bureau 1963, Susan Walker
from Washtenaw County!! That’s Susan, second from the
right, holding her bouquet. One the far left is runner-up Judy Vallender of Gladwin
County, and between them is Montcalm...
1950s Executive Secretary-Treasurer J.F. Yaeger is explaining
to the Michigan Farm Bureau directors the construction features of the 4000
North Grand River Avenue building. In 1955 this building would become the Farm
his photo from the 1966 state annual meeting captures
President Elton R. Smith (right) welcoming three newcomers to the MFB Board of
Directors: Raymond Launstein of Williamston (standing); Nicholas Smith of
According to Paul Reeves, these four gents sporting Farm
Bureau Top Gun hats include Ken Veeser of
Menominee County (far left) and Maynard Roth of
Ionia County (far right). Neal Feikema (second
from left) is clearly identifiable by his nametag,...