EIN 38-1718391

Michigan Farm Bureau

IRS 501(c) type
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Michigan Farm Bureau is the state's largest general farm organization. As a general farm organization we represent the diversity of Michigan's agriculture industry, from crops and livestock to fruits and vegetables, greenhouses, forestry and more.
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Program areas at Michigan Farm Bureau

The public policy and commodity division provides leadership and resources for the organization in the public policy, commodity, agricultural ecology and government relations arenas. We assist county Farm bureaus and Farm Bureau members with agricultural and policy issues, with the development of ideas into policy positions, and we work to implement those policies via a variety of channels, including many different organizations , and many agencies of local, state and federal government. Our grassroots policy development process involves over 1,000 volunteer members throughout our state. The final results of our grassroots policy process culminates with new policies adopted by voting delegates at our annual meeting. Our programming and events served over 1,000 members this year, providing them with new resources, leadership training, and the most current information. Our policy implementation efforts achieve many successes for our farmers, including reducing regulatory burdens, improving infrastructure, and creating a business environment where farming can thrive and be successful.
The field operations division provides membership services. The regional representative's interaction is how Farm Bureau's grassroots process provides every Farm Bureau member an opportunity to participate and voice their concerns regarding issues pertinent to the agricultural industry. Promotes leadership and development for county leaders through the county leadership conference and presidents' conference. Designs, implements, and administers field support to county Farm bureaus.
The center for marketing and media division (cmm) is responsible for general communications with members regarding Michigan Farm Bureau (mfb) policies, programs and issues of importance in the agricultural industry through the following publications: agrinotes & news for more than 300 michigan-based media outlets; Michigan Farm news for farmer-members on the latest breaking news; benefits advisor for non-farm members on member services and insurance related services. Cmm also provides content updates and administrative support to the organization website, including editorial content, as well promoting via the organizations social media platforms on facebook, twitter, youtube and instagram and event-related mobile apps.
The center for education and leadership development prepares and develops agricultural leaders. This is accomplished through education and leadership development programs for current local ag leaders, state and local committees, and members. A targeted program is for young farmers between the ages of 18 and 35. It offers agricultural education, action committees, leadership training, competitions, and social events to encourage involvement and to develop future leadership. Promotion and education programs for public education about the agricultural industry are offered for 4-h clubs, and ffa chapters, schools, and civic groups. The Farm science lab is a 40 foot mobile classroom that travels directly to schools and is designed to reinforce grade-level standards with hands-on science experiments and increasing students' knowledge of how agriculture impacts their daily lives.

Who funds Michigan Farm Bureau

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Michigan Foundation for AgricultureEduc & Charit SPPRT$2,695,470
Macomb County Farm BureauFarm Science Lab$25,000

Personnel at Michigan Farm Bureau

David D BakerTreasurer and Chief Financial Officer$0
Carl BednarskiPresident$234,284
Andrew HagenowVice President$12,086
Andrew KokSecretary and General Couns$373,151
Scott PiggottChief Executive Officer$289,530
...and 1 more key personnel

Financials for Michigan Farm Bureau

RevenuesFYE 12/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$10,984,071
Program services$455,489
Investment income and dividends$3,577,912
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$56,308
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$38,683
Total revenues$15,112,463

Form 990s for Michigan Farm Bureau

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-122021-06-08990View PDF
2018-122020-01-28990View PDF
2017-122019-03-15990View PDF
2016-122018-01-18990View PDF
2015-122017-03-22990OView PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s
Data update history
August 2, 2022
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $2,695,470 from Michigan Foundation for Agriculture
May 26, 2022
Used new vendors
Identified 3 new vendors, including , , and
October 4, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2019
September 22, 2021
Updated personnel
Identified 2 new personnel
April 29, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2018
Nonprofit Types
Agricultural programs
Human servicesAgricultureBusiness and industry
MembershipsPolitical advocacyState / local levelReceives government fundingCommunity engagement / volunteering
General information
7373 W Saginaw Hwy
Lansing, MI 48917
Metro area
Lansing-East Lansing, MI
Eaton County, MI
Website URL
(517) 323-7000
Twitter profile
IRS details
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
K20: Agricultural Programs
NAICS code, primary
813319: Social Advocacy Organizations
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