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Michigan Comission Elects New Officers
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Today, the Michigan Commission of Agriculture and Rural Development elected new officers for the 2014-2015 year during its regularly scheduled meeting held at the Michigan Municipal League offices in downtown Lansing.


Source: Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

Contact: Jennifer Holton, holtonj@michigan.gov

Michigan Commission of Agriculture and Rural Development Elects New Officers


Today, the Michigan Commission of Agriculture and Rural Development elected new officers for the 2014-2015 year during its regularly scheduled meeting held at the Michigan Municipal League offices in downtown Lansing.

The new slate of officers is:

Chair: Diane Hanson

Hanson is the owner/operator of Hanson Farms in Cornell, a family run 1,200 acre farm producing seed potatoes, alfalfa and oats in the Upper Peninsula.

Vice Chair: Trever Meachum

Meachum, production manager for High Acres Fruit Farm, a family run 3,000 acre fruit, vegetable and cash crop farm in Van Buren County.

Secretary: Fred Walcott

Walcott works alongside his parents and two sisters on their family farm - Valley View Pork, LLC - a 4,000 acre farm raising hogs, producing corn, wheat, and soybeans.

"I am thankful for the willingness of these individuals to serve the food and agricultural producers in Michigan," said Jamie Clover Adams, director, Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. "It's an exciting time to be involved in the sector as we are an industry on the grow. I look forward to working with the Commission to help us meet our departmental goals."

The Michigan Commission of Agriculture and Rural Development is a bipartisan board appointed by the Governor with the responsibility to recommend and, in some cases, determine, policy on food, agriculture, and rural development issues.