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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Witnesses


Welcome Panel

  1. Dr. Ronald Hendrick
    Dean
    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
    Manager
    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