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Governor makes appointment, reappointment to Michigan Onion Committee

Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Michael Bosch, of Hamilton, and the reappointment of Bruce Klamer, of Byron Center, to the Michigan Onion Committee.

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


"Michael and Bruce are great choices for this committee and I am thankful for their willingness to serve," said Snyder.


Bosch is a field supervisor at Eding Brothers' Celery Farm in Hamilton. He began farming part-time in 1997 and has worked full-time since 2006. Bosch holds a bachelor's degree in secondary mathematics and movement science from Grand Valley State University. He replaces Greg Krikke.


Klamer is owner and president of V & W Farms Inc. in Byron Center. He is a third-generation vegetable farmer, bringing 30 years of experience. Klamer currently serves as the committee's chairman.  


Appointees will serve four-year terms that expire Aug. 16, 2016, and their appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.