Snyder makes reappointments to Michigan Wheat Promotion Committee

Tuesday, May 22, 2012


LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the reappointments of William Hunt, of Davison, Dean Kantola, of Ravenna, and Art Loeffler, of Frankenmuth, to the Michigan Wheat Promotion Committee.


The nine-member council, created in 2011, is responsible for establishing a marketing program to promote wheat farmers across Michigan. 


"I am pleased these experienced individuals will continue in their efforts to promote Michigan's wheat industry," Snyder said.


Hunt is owner and president of Hunt Farms Inc., where he farms more than 11,000 acres, including 1,000 acres of wheat. He serves on the Richfield Township Planning Commission and is vice president of the Genesee County Farm Bureau board of directors. Hunt represents District 4.


Kantola, a 34-year farming veteran, is owner of Kantola Farms, where he cultivates 709 acres, including 100 acres of wheat. He is a third generation farmer and a partner in Kantola Farms Trucking. Kantola represents District 1.


Loeffler is president of Star of the West Milling Co., where he has worked since 1979. Previously, he served as an internal auditor at Kraft Foods and at the accounting firm Yeo & Yeo CPAs. He earned a bachelor's degree in business from Michigan State University. Loeffler represents District 9.


Appointees will serve three-year terms that expire May 31, 2015, and their appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.