Now, more than ever, it is crucial that we encourage and develop the next generation of sugarbeet growers to sustain our industry for the future.
Michigan Sugar Company’s Young Farmer Program provides a forum for young sugarbeet growers between the ages of 18-40 who are interested in learning more about the sugar industry and Michigan Sugar Company. The Young Farmer Program gives growers of a similar age the opportunity to develop leadership skills, network with other young farmers and discuss current and common issues.
The YF Program gives young farmers the opportunity to participate in activities designed to help them gain a better understanding of our cooperative, as well as learn how to become more successful sugarbeet growers and future leaders in our industry.
The Young Farmer Program Committee is always open to new ideas for networking and learning opportunities. Past events have included beer tasting, bowling, golf outings and breakfast events.
Our main goal is always to help young farmers learn and grow in the sugar industry, so we strive to bring relevant, worthwhile content and topics to each event. If there is a topic you are interested in hearing about, please let us know!
March 7, 2017 – Kickoff event “Apps & Ales”
June 2017 – 2nd Annual Golf Outing (Vassar Golf Club)