Mason County Farm Bureau wins awards at state annual meeting.

November 29, 2018

Mason County Farm Bureau President Seth Earl, center, is congratulated by MFB President Carl Bednarski, right, and District 7 Director Michael DeRuiter of Hart.

Lyndsay Earl with MFB President Carl Bednarski

Mason County Farm Bureau wins awards at state annual meeting.

By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief.

GRAND RAPIDS — Mason County Farm Bureau took home some awards during the Michigan Farm Bureau state annual meeting held at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel and DeVos Place this week. The Mason County chapter of the farm bureau won the State Champion of Excellence Award in the Involvement category. It also won the award in its local district, which includes Mason, Mecosta, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana and Osceola counties. The award was based on member-involved events such as the Farm to Fork Gala held at West Shore Community College and the milk booth featured at the Western Michigan Fair and other community events. MCFB also won a district award in the Innovation category. The MCFB received $1,000.

MCFB board member Lyndsay Earl has won the Michigan Farm Bureau Young Farmer Employee of the Year award. The award is designed to recognize successful young agriculturalists, employed by a farm or agribusiness, for outstanding leadership in farming and contributions to the long-term profitability of the operation on which he/she works.

Earl grew up on her family’s farm, Stakenas Farms, in Free Soil Township and works for the Michigan Milk Producers Association while he works for the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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