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Appointment made to Farm Produce Insurance Authority

Thursday, September 27, 2012

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder has appointed Mark Metz, of Ida, to the Michigan Farm Produce Insurance Authority.  

Housed within the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, the 10-member board establishes, administers and promotes the Farm Produce Insurance Fund.

"Mark brings nearly 20 years of farming experience to the authority, and I am confident he will effectively serve in this role," said Snyder.


Metz is owner of a 690-acre farm in Ida. He serves on the board of directors for Monroe County Farm Bureau and the Ida Farmer's Co-operative Co., and was instrumental in forming the Michigan Wheat Committee. Metz holds an associate degree in science from Monroe County Community College. He fills a vacancy, and will represent producers from the largest Michigan organization representing wheat producers in the state.

Metz will serve a two-year term that expires June 20, 2014, and his appointment is subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.