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Project Rural Education Day (R.E.D)

 

REDLogoProject Rural Education Days is an educational, hands-on event held in April/May for Wayne County third graders!

This event helps children understand more about agriculture and natural resources and the role agriculture plans in their lives and in our county.  Teachers clearly see the value in educating our next generation about agriculture, and support Project RED and the importance of making the connection between the crop in the field, the processing, and marketing, food travels through to arrive at the grocery store.  Rural Education Day is indeed an investment in our local education and a true coming together of the community to make this event a success.

Young Farmer Tractor Poker Run


Bring your tractors and drive them through Wayne County in the Fall!  Meet fellow farmers and help raise money for a local charity.  Check back later as more details become available for this Fall event.

Harvest for All

Harvest For AllWhile Michigan's farm families work hard year-round to help produce the world's most abundant supply of affordable, high-quality food, this fact remains: many of their fellow citizens continue to feel the pangs of hunger.

Taking action, Farm Bureau works with the Food Bank Council of Michigan (FBCM) and the Michigan Agricultural Surplus System (MASS) to encourage Farm Bureau members to help fight hunger in Michigan.

Harvest for All is a unique way for Michigan's first harvesters to finish the job by assisting FBCM in providing food to Michigan families in need.

According to FBCM, hunger is a reality for nearly a million Michiganders, young and old, who never imagined they would be dependent on food banks, pantries, shelters and school lunch programs.

For more information on the Harvest for All program, visit the Michigan Farm Bureau website

Pesticide Training and Review Class

Held usually in March, we partner with MSU-Extension, Michigan Farm Bureau and MAEAP to provide a day to earn pesticide re-certification credits.  The class is usually held at the Wayne County Fairgrounds in Belleville. 

Our 2019 event will be held on Friday, March 8, 2019 from 10am-4pm at the Fairgrounds (10871 Quirk Road, Belleville)

This class will offer 8 pesticide recertification credits in the categories of:  Private core, Commercial core, 1A, 1B, 3A, 3B and 6.  You must attend the ENTIRE class for credits.

The cost is $10 which will be payable at the door to the Ag Council.

Featured Speakers:
Ned Birkey, MSUE Emeritus
Craig Anderson, Ag Labor & Safety Services, MFB
Tyler Myatt, MAEAP Technician

Please RSVP by Tuesday, March 5th to Stephanie at [email protected] or call (734) 459-1855.

Coming Events

DateEvent
September2019
Saturday
14
Wayne County Annual Meeting
Wayne County Community College
Belleville, MI
Join us for a family friendly afternoon of fun, food and membership!  Lunch will be provided by Back in the Day Catering.  We will have our business meeting, policy recommendations and recognitions as well.
November2019
Tuesday
26
 
February2020
Tuesday
25
Lansing Legislative Seminar
333 E. Michigan Ave.
Lansing, MI
Lansing Legislative Seminar provides an opportunity to learn from expert speakers on policy issues impacting agriculture, help legislative and regulatory leaders understand Farm Bureau policy, and share ideas and talk about local issues with fellow members.