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GreenStone Celebrates Michigan Food and Agriculture Month
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GreenStone celebrates Food and Agriculture Month with two major events: Patronage Day and Michigan's Ag Day.

​GreenStone Celebrates Michigan Food and Agriculture Month

GreenStone is celebrating Food and Agriculture Month in Michigan this March with two major events: Patronage Day and Michigan’s Ag Day.
In alignment with national Ag Day, GreenStone held Patronage Day on March 18 at its 36 branches throughout Michigan and northeast Wisconsin. This year, the cooperative returned a total of $36.2 million to customers through its annual patronage program. Adding the 2015 payment to the previous nine years of patronage, GreenStone has returned $200 million to customers.

“We are very grateful for the hard work and commitment of our members,” said GreenStone President and CEO Dave Armstrong. “Patronage Day is always a celebration, but this tenth year is particularly special as we hit the $200 million milestone.” 

GreenStone leadership will also participate in the Michigan’s Ag Day on March 25 in downtown Lansing. To kick off the day, GreenStone will host a pancake breakfast celebration at the Christman Building featuring Michigan products along with the entertaining Chris Cakes of Michigan. The event will bring together state legislators, GreenStone customers, and industry leaders to discuss important issues facing the agriculture industry in Michigan.

Following the breakfast, GreenStone will also participate in Ag Day at the Capitol, which provides an opportunity for members of the agriculture industry to spend time with Michigan legislators and other policy influencers as they pass through the halls of the Capitol sampling commodities and products produced within the state.

 “Agriculture contributes $101.2 billion to the Michigan economy annually,” said Armstrong. “Michigan’s Ag Day is a great opportunity to recognize our farmers and agribusinesses while promoting the more than 300 different commodities produced in our state.”