Why Should I Donate?
With agriculture being Michigan’s second-largest economic sector, it’s of utmost importance that consumers have an understanding of how agriculture impacts their daily lives. Just 20 percent of kindergarten through third graders, and 35 percent of fourth through sixth graders receive daily science education. Just 66 percent of Michigan citizens haven’t been on a farm in the last seven years. These statistics heighten the importance of consumer education, and agriculture awareness.
The Michigan Foundation for Agriculture is dedicated to developing and expanding programs in the state of Michigan to broaden consumer messaging through a wide range of programs.
How Does The Michigan Foundation for Agriculture Grow Connections?
FARM Science Lab
A pair of mobile agriscience laboratories are on the road and educating students throughout Michigan. The lab brings ag to the classroom in an interactive environment for students to get hands-on with what our state has to offer.
Provides an in-depth agricultural leadership training program for farmers across the state while providing leadership development and support to 4-H and FFA programs, ProFILE, and study abroad trips.
Young Farmer Programs
Provide an in-depth agricultural leadership training program for farmers across the state while providing leadership development and support to 4-H and FFA programs, ProFILE, and study abroad trips.
Consumer Awareness Outreach
Partnership with non-traditional partners such as nutrition networks and more provide an opportunity to connect with consumers helping them discern key food myths.
Agriculture in the Classroom (AITC)
Prides itself on telling the story of Michigan agriculture and its importance to the state of Michigan, correcting misconceptions about the agriculture industry while, connecting teachers and students to their source of food.
Donations to the Michigan Foundation for Agriculture are deductible as charitable contributions, to the extent provided by law.
Checks should be made payable to the Michigan Foundation for Agriculture and sent to:
Michigan Foundation for Agriculture
Attn: Kate Thiel
PO Box 30960
Lansing, MI 48909-8460