Michigan Farm Bureau names ProFILE class
Eighteen young Michigan farmers have been chosen for the 2014-15 ProFILE, Michigan Farm Bureau's (MFB) 15-month advanced leadership development program. Selected participants, ages 25 to 35, are nominated by their county Farm Bureaus, according to ProFILE coordinator Jenna Schrot. The 2014-15 ProFILE class includes: Brad Lubbers, Allegan County; Vince Cooper and Keegan Shooks, Antrim County; Carl Wagner III, Berrien County; Paul Pridgeon and Cody Herman, Branch County; Rob West, Clinton County; Arthur Lampinen, Houghton County; Cory Oeschger, Huron County; Alysa Sanford, Jackson County; Nicholas Schweitzer, Kent County; Jennifer Marfio, Mecosta County; Brittany Delmotte, Monroe County; Adam Kokx, Newaygo County; Gerrit Herrygers, Oceana County; Mike Noll, Sanilac County; Mark Naplin, St. Clair County; and Mike Bodtke,Van Buren County.
Growing Michigan Agriculture Conference is March 5
Michigan State University Extension will host the third annual Growing Michigan Conference, March 5. The event is packed with current information from MSU experts and guest speakers that will help Michigan farmers maximize their potential.
Session topics will include: global economic outlook; antibiotic use and resistance; predicting water resource availability; employee management and communication; emergency preparedness planning; Michigan feed law changes; and more.
This year's conference takes place in conjunction with Michigan Farm Bureau's March 6 Winter Commodity and Marketing Conference, also at the Kellogg Center.