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Trever Meachum, of Hartford, appointed to Michigan Commission of Agriculture & Rural Development

Monday, Jan. 9, 2012

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Trever Meachum to serve on the Michigan Commission of Agriculture & Rural Development. 

The five-member commission provides oversight and executive direction for the programs of the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development.

"Trever has held multiple public service positions within the food and agriculture industry and brings valuable insight and background to the commission and department as it works to promote and protect one of our state's key industries," Snyder said.

Meachum is the production manager of High Acres Fruit Farm in Hartford and owns a 1,000 acre fruit, vegetable and cash crop farm with his parents and brother. He also serves as the secretary for the Hartford Township Planning Commission and as board clerk for the Hartford Federated Church. He is chairman of the Michigan Apple Research Committee and finance chair of the International Fruit Tree Association. He is a member of the Michigan Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Association (MACMA) Board of Directors and MACMA Apple Committee.

Meachum will serve a four-year term expiring Dec. 31, 2015, and replaces Jennifer Fike. The appointment is subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.