Thursday, December 1, 2011

Discussion meet

I had a great time at the Michigan Farm Bureau State Annual meeting.  The most exciting part was - Kris won the Young Farmer Discussion Meet!

It was so interesting listening to the discussions.  This year, the questions were:
  1. How can we convince the public that the animal agriculture industry balances production efficiencies with the public’s expectations of animal care?
  2. What role, if any, should agriculture play in addressing health and obesity issues?
  3. Are the current and proposed renewable energy policies beneficial to all segments of American agriculture? Why or why not?
  4. How do we capitalize on the growing world demand for agricultural products?
(Here's more on how it works.)

I love the young farmer events.  Seeing profiles of what other farmers are doing, talking to all different kinds of farmers from around the state, and of course, creating policy - all so interesting!

Kris is going to compete at the national level in Hawaii.  They let me tag along, too. 

For more, here's a nice article.  Aloha! 

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