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Gov. Snyder Appoints New CMPM Board Members
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Gov. Snyder recently announced the appointment of Matt Holysz and Ned Wyse to the Corn Marketing Program of Michigan board. Tom Durand was also reappointed for a second term.


Source: Corn Marketing Program of Michigan

Contact: Angel Jenio, (517) 333-1606

Gov. Snyder Appoints New Corn Marketing Program of Michigan Board Members

 
Governor Snyder recently announced the appointment of two new members to the board of the Corn Marketing Program of Michigan (CMPM). Matt Holysz (Vicksburg) and Ned Wyse (Camden) will replace outgoing members Carl Barth (Three Rivers) and Mark Kies (Allen). Tom Durand (Croswell) was also reappointed to the board for a second term.

“Carl and Mark have been outstanding advocates for Michigan corn growers and we want to thank them for their many years of service to the Corn Marketing Program,” said Jim Zook, executive director of CMPM. “Matt, Ned and Tom will each bring extensive experience, dedication and deep knowledge of Michigan’s agriculture sector to our board. We’re looking forward to working with them to grow our industry and open up new market opportunities for Michigan corn growers.” 

Holysz was appointed for his first term to represent Barry, Kalamazoo, Kent, Ottawa and Saint Joseph counties. He is a third-generation farmer with 17 years of experience farming seed and commercial corn and soybeans. Holysz has been a part of the Kalamazoo County Farm Bureau for the past 8 years where he served as the vice president and the young farmer chair as well as earning the Kalamazoo County Farm Bureau Outstanding Young Agricultural Leader award. 

Wyse was appointed for his first term to represent Calhoun, Branch and Hillsdale counties. Wyse has been farming since 1976 and farms corn and soybeans. He has served on the Michigan Corn Growers Association board for the past four years. He also served on the Camden School Board for 16 years.

Thomas Durand was appointed to serve his second term as secretary and will represent Huron, Lapeer, Sanilac and St. Clair counties. Durand is the owner and operator of Durand farms and has been farming for more than 35 years. He serves as the Buel Township supervisor, is a member on the Sanilac County Farm Bureau Policy Development Committee, Michigan Sugar East District Board and Michigan Farm Bureau Sugar Beet and Dry Bean Advisory Board.

The nine farmer members of the CMPM board of directors are appointed by the Governor for three-year terms. The Michigan Agri-Business Association, Michigan Corn Growers Association, Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and Michigan State University are all represented through ex-officio members serving on the board.