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National Agriculture Week

National Agriculture Week is time to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture. Ag Day is about recognizing, and celebrating, the contribution of agriculture in our everyday lives.  During this week, specifically set aside to celebrate agriculture, we encourage all to:
* Understand how food and fiber products are produced.
* Value the essential role of agriculture in maintaining a strong economy.
* Appreciate the role agriculture plays in providing safe, abundant and affordable products.

To help celebrate this week, Calhoun County Farm Bureau will recognize the first baby born at Oaklawn Hospital. We will also have articles in the papers to educate others about all the wonderful things happening on today's farms.

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.

Harvest for All encourages Farm Bureau members to fight hunger in their local communities in one of four ways: donate non-perishable food products, volunteer time at a local food bank or agency, donate money, or donate surplus agricultural commodities. Many local farms do contribute some of their harvest to the Food Bank of South Central Michigan. During the County Annual Meeting, members and guest are asked for donations for the Harvest for All program. The Food Bank of South Central Michigan is very thankful for our 11 years of donations totaling $6,687. This Food Bank serves eight counties in aiding hunger relief.

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

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