Alongside the economic and subsequent attitude changes of the
1980s came adjustments in MFB’s annual Young Farmer Leaders’ Conference.
Sessions addressed topics including legal rights, personal motivation, tax breaks,
first aid and farm...
The State Fair
“fruit juice stand” in Detroit was one of the major projects the Farm Bureau
Young People (FB Young Farmers’ predecessor) conducted each year. The young
folks were responsible for all...
During AFBF’s “golden anniversary year”—1969—many states accepted the challenge to reach “golden goals.” In March 1969, MFB staff and leaders celebrated reaching their state-set membership goal.
Retired MFB Legislative Counsel Emeritus Ron...
Retired Legislative Counsel Ron Nelson identified
himself (foreground left, assisting with the microphone) in this photo from
MFB’s 1970 Annual Meeting at the Grand Rapids Civic Auditorium. Then the
organization’s west regional representative, Nelson recalls...
Listen, it was
the ‘70s, okay: the wallpaper, the tablecloth, that shirt, all
Not many state
annual attendees knew a lot about this photo, unfortunately, but thanks to
Genesee County Farm Bureau member Ray Birchmeier, we
Smith (left), Dan
Reed (center) and Rep. Stanley Powell (right)
all served as MFB Legislative Counsels in the mid-1960s. Smith was
a former MFB vice president; Powell was director of
public affairs and public relations; and Reedserved as
administrative director of public affairs before succeeding...