Field Hearing

Growing Jobs and Economic Opportunity: Perspectives on the 2018 Farm Bill from Michigan

Date: Saturday, May 6, 2017 Time: 10:00 AM Location: Saginaw Valley Research and Extension Center, Michigan State University, Frankenmuth, MI

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Welcome Panel

  1. Dr. Ronald Hendrick
    Michigan State University College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
    East Lansing, MI

Panel 1

  1. Mrs. Janna Fritz
    JDF Farms, LLC
    Bad Axe, MI
  2. Mr. Chris Alpers
    RedPath Orchards and Alpers Farms
    Lake Leelanau, MI
  3. Mr. Rick Gerstenberger
    Gerstenberger Farms Inc.
    Snover, MI
  4. Mr. Darrin Siemen
    Prime Land Farm
    Harbor Beach, MI
  5. Mr. Andy Snider
    Snider Farms, LLC
    Hart, MI
  6. Mr. David Williams
    W Farms, LLC
    Elsie, MI
  7. Mr. Adam Ingrao
    Bee Wise Farms
    Lansing, MI
  8. Mrs. Pam Bouma Miller
    Hopyards of Kent
    Greenville, MI

Panel 2

  1. Dr. Oran Hesterman
    President & CEO
    Fair Food Network
    Ann Arbor, MI
  2. Ms. Faith Watson
    Montcalm County SNAP Recipient
    Greenville, MI
  3. Mr. Jim Nugent
    Fruit Grower and Chairman
    Michigan Tree Fruit Commission
    Suttons Bay, MI
  4. Mr. Kyle Rorah
    Great Lakes & Atlantic Region Policy Specialist
    Ducks Unlimited
    Ann Arbor, MI
  5. Mrs. Jerry Ann Hebron
    Farmer and Executive Director
    Northend Christian CDC
    Detroit, MI
  6. Mr. Collin Thompson
    Michigan State University, USDA Organic Certified North Farm
    Chatham, MI
  7. Mrs. Kristen Matson
    Inventory & Planning Specialist
    Michigan Department of Natural Resources Forestry Division
    Shingleton, MI
  8. Mr. Bob Hance
    President & CEO
    Midwest Energy Cooperative
    Cassopolis, MI

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