Skip Navigation
Office of the Governor of Michigan, Rick SnyderMichigan.gov, Official Web Site for the State of Michigan
Michigan.gov Home
  • Home
  • Meet the Governor
  • Meet the Lt. Governor
  • Contact Us
  • close print view

    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.

     

    #####

    Related Content
     •  Snyder makes appointments, reappointment to MSHDA Board
     •  Snyder makes appointment to Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs
     •  Snyder appoints four judges to Wayne County 3rd Circuit bench
     •  Snyder makes appointment to MEDC Executive Committee
     •  Snyder makes reappointments to Asparagus Marketing Advisory Board
     •  Snyder makes appointment to the Michigan Task Force on Physician's Assistants
     •  Snyder makes appointment to Board of Speech Language Pathology
     •  Snyder makes reappointments to Certificate of Need Commission
     •  Snyder makes appointment to State Tax Commission
     •  Appointment, reappointments made to Veterans Trust Fund board of trustees
     •  Appointments made to Correctional Officers Training Council
     •  Appointment made to State Council for Interstate Adult Offender Supervision
     •  Appointments, reappointment made to Advisory Council on Deaf and Hard of Hearing
     •  Appointment made to Governor's Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect
     •  Snyder makes appointment, reappointments to Michigan Council for Rehabilitation Services
     •  Snyder makes appointments, reappointments to boards of architects, engineers and surveyors
     •  Snyder makes appointments to Michigan Municipal Services Authority
     •  Snyder appoints Michigan Land Bank Fast Track Authority interim executive director
     •  Snyder makes appointment to Civil Rights Commission
     •  Snyder makes appointment to Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Monument Fund Commission
    QR code

    Michigan.gov Home
    Accessibility PolicyLink PolicySecurity PolicyPrivacy PolicyMichigan NewsMichigan.gov Survey


    Copyright © 2001-2014 State of Michigan