OSCEOLA COUNTY — Approximately 60 farmer members of the Osceola County Farm Bureau gathered at the 2014 county annual meeting on Sept. 29 at the Evart Free Methodist Church in Evart to take action on issues important to Osceola County farmers.
Jamie Clover Adams, Director of the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development was the speaker. She talked to the members about the importance of agriculture to the economy of Michigan. There are many grants available for ag businesses and career opportunities for young people. She also encouraged farmers to have a MAEAP technician come to their farm to see if they want to be MAEAP verified. MAEAP helps the farmer implement sound agricultural practices and reduce the risk of legal and environmental issues.