Hitching Post dives deeper into agriculture issues and explores how we can influence growth, success and profitability within the food and farm sector through Michigan Farm Bureau’s grassroots policy. This series brings together MFB public policy specialists, industry professionals, and state leaders to discuss critical agricultural topics in a virtual, laid-back atmosphere. Farm Bureau members have an opportunity to listen-in on these critical discussions and be a part of the conversation through Q&A. Check out the program sessions below.
State & Federal Legislative and Regulatory Priority Issues in 2021 | Watch Now
Member Exclusive: Top state lawmakers come to YOU | Watch Now
Panelists: House Speaker Rep. Jason Wentworth, House Minority Leader Donna Lasinski, Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey, Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich
House and Senate ag policy and ag appropriations committee chair panel | Watch Now
The Michigan House and Senate agriculture policy committees and agriculture appropriations subcommittees play a critical role in the state budget process to determine how funds are allocated to various programs and services within the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions of the chairs and the chairs will discuss issues on their radar for the 2021 legislative session.
Panelists: Rep. Julie Alexander, Rep. Sue Allor, Sen. Kevin Daley
Improving energy efficiency and incorporating renewable energy can boost environmental and financial sustainability. Your farm can also realize other benefits from adopting these practices. Join a panel of farmers and energy professionals to discuss how farmers can increase efficiency and take advantage of renewable resource opportunities on their farms.