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Governor makes appointments to Michigan Apple Committee

Friday, May 4, 2012 

 

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointments of Robert Gregory, of Leland, and Mark Youngquist, of Kent City, to the Michigan Apple Committee.

 

Established in 1965, the committee's seven members develop and implement marketing programs and educational activities on behalf of more than 900 family apple growers.

 

"Agriculture is a vital part of Michigan's economy and our heritage," said Snyder. "I am pleased to appoint Robert and Mark and look forward to their work of promoting Michigan's apple industry."

 

Gregory is co-owner and co-manager of the 2,600-acre Cherry Bay Orchards Inc. in Suttons Bay, where he cultivates 320 acres of apples. He graduated with a bachelor's degree from Michigan State University. Gregory will represent District 6 and replaces Brian Putney.

 

Youngquist brings more than 30 years of experience as an apple farmer to the committee. He is the fifth-generation of his family to own and operate their farm, Mark W. Youngquist Farm, where he tends to 320 acres of crops, including 180 acres of apples. Youngquist will represent District 3 and replaces Alvin Dietrich.

 

Appointees will serve three-year terms that expire April 1, 2015, and their appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.

 

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