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Snyder makes appointments, reappointments to Dairy Marketing Committee
February 12, 2015
LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointments of Rodney Daniels, of Whittemore, and Heather Wing, of Bellevue, and the reappointments of Bryan Hull, of Fenwick, Brian Preston, of Quincy, and Wayne Rodgers, of Caledonia, to the Michigan Dairy Marketing Committee,
The 13-member committee, established in 1965, oversees the budget and operations of the dairy producer marketing program, which supports the Michigan dairy industry.
“These committee members are experienced dairy farmers and I look forward to their contributions to the commission,” Snyder said.
Daniels is owner of WRL Daniels Farm LLC and has more than 44 years of farming experience. He serves on the Northstar Advisory Committee, the Michigan Milk Producers Association (MMPA) state board, and the United Dairy Industry of Michigan board. Daniels studied agriculture technology at Michigan State University. He represents the MMPA and replaces Mark Halbert.
Wing is owner of Wing Acres Dairy. Wing holds numerous leadership positions with the Barry County Farm Bureau and received the MMPA Milk Quality Silver Award in 2012. Wing earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Saginaw Valley State University and a master’s degree in administration from Central Michigan University. She represents the MMPA and replaces Robert Kran.
Hull is owner of Hull’s Dairy Farm LLC. He serves on the board of the United Dairy Industry of Michigan and is a member of the Mid-East Area Council for Dairy Farmers of America. He continues to represent the Dairy Farmers of America.
Preston is the owner of Preston Farms. He served as a livestock and market development specialist for the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. Preston is the national young cooperator chair of the National Milk Producers Federation, serves on the board of the County Farm Bureau, and was named the Michigan Milk Producers Association Outstanding Young Dairy Cooperator. Preston earned a bachelor’s degree in agriscience and agribusiness management from Michigan State University. He continues to represent the MMPA.
Rodgers is owner of Cal-E-View Farms. He served on the boards of the Caledonia Farmers Elevator Co-op and the United Dairy Industry of Michigan. Rodgers earned a bachelor’s degree in dairy management from Michigan State University. He continues to represent the Dairy Farmers of America.
Appointees will serve three-year terms expiring Dec. 31, 2017. Their appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.