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Local Meetings to Help Farmers Navigate 2014 Farm Bill Changes

The 2014 farm bill changed or eliminated many components of the previous farm bill and being able to effectively navigate these changes will be of utmost importance for Michigan’s farmers as they make business decisions for the future.

To provide Michigan farmers with accurate information about these changes, the Michigan State University Farm Management Team in cooperation with the USDA Farm Services Agency (FSA) is holding educational sessions around the state from December through March. These meetings will educate farmers about the changes in commodity programs included in the 2014 farm bill and the farm and risk management implications of these changes.

The programs are being sponsored by the Corn Marketing Program of Michigan, the Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee, the Michigan Wheat Program, GreenStone Farm Credit Services and Farm Bureau Crop Insurance.

The meetings are free to attend, but pre-registration is required. To find a meeting near you and register online, please visit: http://events.anr.msu.edu/FarmBill1415/.


Win a Tower Tour of the Mackinac Bridge

The MCGA is raffling off a trip for two lucky people to take a tower tour to the top of the Mighty Mac! Tickets are only $10.00 and all proceeds will benefit the MCGA Scholarship Fund. Remember, the more tickets you buy the better your odds of winning are. Good luck and contact us for more information or to purchase your tickets. Click here to read the raffle rules.


2015 Great Lakes Crop Summit

The 2015 Great Lakes Crop Summit will be held January 28 - 29, 2015  at the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort in Mt. Pleasant, MI. Online registration is now available. More information is available on the Great Lakes Crop Summit website.


MCGA Scholarship

The 2015 MCGA scholarship is now available! A minimum of two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded. All members of the MCGA, including students, growers and associates, as well as children of members, between the ages of 17 and 25, are eligible to apply for the scholarship. Applicants must be enrolled as a full-time student at a post-secondary educational institution during the fall 2015 semester. All applications must be received in the MCGA office no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 13, 2015.

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