Michigan Carrot Commission

The Michigan Carrot Commission seeks to promote the production and consumption of carrots grown in Michigan as well as to assist in the agricultural research and development of carrot farming.


MCL 290.657, Act 232 of 1965

Contact Information

John Bakker
Executive Director


Betty Elder
Executive Assistant


P.O. Box 550
12800 Escanaba Drive, Suite A
DeWitt, Michigan 48820
Phone: (517) 669-4250
Fax: (517) 669-4251



Ralph Oomen, Hart

Process growers

Term expires 10/31/17


Stanley Van Single, Grant

Fresh growers

Term expires 10/31/17


Nathan Karmemaat, Fremont

Fresh growers

Term expires 10/31/18


Jared Oomen, Hart

Process growers

Term expires 10/31/19


Ryan Malburg, Hart

Fresh growers

Term expires 10/31/19


Ex Officio Member (nonvoting)


Jamie Clover Adams, Director of the Department of Agriculture