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Snyder makes appointment to Corn Marketing Committee

Thursday, July 12, 2012 


LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder has appointed Blaine Baker, of Clayton, to the Michigan Corn Marketing Committee.  


In partnership with the executive director, the nine-member committee oversees the marketing program, which promotes the advancement of Michigan's corn industry.


"Blaine is a great choice for this post and I am confident his service will effectively support the promotion of one of Michigan's top agricultural commodities," said Snyder.


Baker is co-owner of Bakerlads Farm in Clayton and brings nearly 40 years of farming experience to the committee. He serves as vice chairman of the Lenawee Conservation District and is past president of the Lenawee County Farm Bureau. Baker earned a bachelor's degree in agricultural production from Michigan State University. He will represent District 4 growers and replaces Brian Kreps.


Baker will serve a three-year term that expires March 5, 2015, and his appointment is subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.