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Young Farmer Leaders’ Conference

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...

Farm Bureau Young People

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...

Golden Anniversary

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...

1952 District Directors

The 1950s was a time of big growth for Michigan Farm Bureau, especially programs like the Junior Farm Bureau, which had 62 groups in 47 counties, totaling 1,479 members. In this 1952...

MFB Queen Contest

Michigan Farm Bureau’s annual Queen Contest was a function of the Young Farmer program until 1977. It started at county level and culminated at the MFB annual meetings, attracting the most member...

Frutchey Bean Co.

Neil French and Bill Spike identified this photo as a Frutchey Bean elevator on the west bank of the Saginaw River, near M-46. “Plant No. 2” (across the top of the cement...

Civic Auditorium

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...

The ’70s

Listen, it was the ‘70s, okay: the wallpaper, the tablecloth, that shirt, all three mustaches… Not many state annual attendees knew a lot about this photo, unfortunately, but thanks to Genesee County Farm Bureau member Ray Birchmeier, we learned...

Wagner Farms

Here’s a vintage image of Brent (left) and Dick (right) Wagner on their family farm near Grawn in Grand Traverse County, just southwest of Traverse City. Brent himself helped identify this photo,...

MFB 1960s Executives

Bob 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...