Farm Bureau news

August 21, 2014

SCOTTVILLE — Mason County Farm Bureau has drawn the name of Christina Hammerle of Ludington as the winner of the basket of Holstein cow items at its Western Michigan Fair booth. The basket was created by Loretta Petersen of Pentwater.

A hay bale toss for guys and gals, sponsored by Mason County Farm Bureau, was held in the beef/dairy show ring on Thursday afternoon. In the group of over 13 years old there were over 20 participating. Winners in the gals division were Tiffany Edel placing first and placing second was Sierra Warner. In the guys division, Joe Wood placed first and Jeremy Overmyer placed second. Over 40 kids under 13 years old took part in a small round bale roll. They were timed on how long it took to roll the bale from the start to the end of the show ring and return it to the start line. Thurow Farms sponsored the adult winner plaques for the event.

The Young Farmer group of the Mason County Farm Bureau will be meeting for a pot-luck cook out Saturday Aug. 30, noon – 4 p.m. at the Scottville Riverside Park. Contact Danyal Englebrecht at 231-239-1781 or the county Farm Bureau office at 757-3833 for more information.

The Mason County Farm Bureau county annual meeting will be held Thursday Sept 25 at the Amber Township Hall. The potluck meal will be at 6 p.m. In addition to policy resolutions, this year the Mason County Farm Bureau board will be honoring those who have been members for 50 or more years. In preparation for policy development, Gary Dittmer, policy development committee chairman, along with other committee members, will attend a district probable issues meeting. The committee will then present resolutions to the membership for consideration. A new event this year will be a silent auction fundraiser to help fund county Farm Bureau programs.

Members are urged to attend, hear what the county Farm Bureau has been doing this year, take part in the grass roots policy development discussion and bid on wonderful items in the silent auction.