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Gov. Rick Snyder makes reappointments to Wheat Promotion Committee

Friday, June 5, 2015

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the reappointments of William Hunt, of Davison, Dean Kantola, of Ravenna, and Art Loeffler, of Frankenmuth, to the Michigan Wheat Promotion Committee.

The nine-member committee oversees the wheat marketing program and consists of wheat farmers from across Michigan.

“I thank these experienced wheat professionals for serving on this committee as we continue to enhance Michigan’s food and agriculture industry,” Snyder said.

Hunt is the owner of Hunt Farms Inc, a cash crop farm that harvests soybeans, corn and wheat. He also operates a small trucking fleet servicing elevators and farmers. He serves as an executive board member on the Genesee County Farm Bureau and as an advisor to the Genesee Career Institute. He continues to represent District 4. 

Kantola is the owner of Kantola Farms, where he prepares, maintains and harvests corn, soybeans and wheat. He served as the president of the Muskegon Farm Bureau and continues to represent District 1.

Loeffler is the president of Star of the West Milling Co. He served as an internal auditor for Kraft Foods, for Yeo & Yeo CPA, and as controller of Star of the West Milling Co. Loeffler serves on the Frankenmuth City Council as Mayor Pro-Tem and is the past president of the Michigan Millers Association. Loeffler earned a bachelor’s degree in business from Michigan State University and is a certified public accountant. He continues to represent District 9. 

Appointees serve three-year terms expiring May 31, 2018. Their appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.