Project Description

Nobody likes a crisis, but a leader proves their value during an emergency more than at any other time.

Farmers in Michigan have faced an extremely challenging growing season due to inclement weather, with some farmers only having planted about 20% of their crops. Gary McDowell, the Director of the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, has led the agricultural community through this season of hardship.

Join Dr. Phil Knight, Gerry Brisson, and Director McDowell tonight as they discuss the priorities of MDARD, the partnerships between the agricultural community and Michigan’s food bank network, how tariffs have impacted Michigan farmers, and Michigan’s incredible crop diversity.

We are thankful for the work Michigan farmers do and the food they provide for Michigan’s food bank network.