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Appointments made to Carrot Committee

Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointments of Nathan Karnemaat, of Fremont, Ralph Oomen, of Hart, and Stanley Van Singel, of Grant, to the Michigan Carrot Committee.  

The five-member committee prepares and oversees the carrot marketing program budget and makes amendment recommendations to the marketing program, which promotes the advancement of Michigan's carrot industry.


"These individuals are dedicated to advancing Michigan's agriculture industry and I am confident they will do great work on this committee," said Snyder.  


Karnemaat is the assistant manager of Karnemaat LLC in Fremont, where he has served for the past eight years. Previously, he worked at Worldview Academy Leadership Camp and served as a field scout assistant for Cheever's Inc., now Helena Chemical Co. Karnemaat fills a vacancy and will represent fresh growers.


Oomen is president of Oomen Brothers Inc. He brings nearly 30 years of farming experience to the committee and serves as vice president of the Michigan Vegetable Council. Oomen fills a vacancy and will represent fresh growers.


Van Singel is a partner at Van Singel Farms LLC, where he has worked for nearly 50 years. He is president of the former Michigan Muck Farmers, which has now merged with the Michigan Vegetable Growers Association. He fills a vacancy and will represent process growers.


Karnemaat will serve the remainder of a three-year term that expires Oct. 31, 2012. Oomen and Van Singel will serve three-year terms that expire Oct. 31, 2014. All appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.