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Gov. Rick Snyder makes reappointments to Michigan Carrot Commission
August 19, 2015
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the reappointments of Ryan Malburg and Ralph Oomen and Richard Oomen, of Hart, and Stanley Van Singel, of Grant, to the Michigan Carrot Commission.
The five-member committee prepares and oversees the carrot marketing program budget to promote the advancement of Michigan's carrot industry.
"I am confident these appointees will continue to do great work on behalf of Michigan agriculture, and I am thankful for their willingness to serve," Snyder said.
Malburg is the manager of Malburg Acres LLC, where he has worked for more than 20 years. Malburg Farms is a farming operation growing carrots, sugar beets, rye, wheat, and asparagus, as well as finishing hogs and custom harvesting and planting. He continues to represent fresh growers.
Ralph Oomen is the president of Oomen Brothers, Inc., where he has worked for more than 30 years. He was also named master farmer of the year in 2001 by the Michigan Vegetable Council. He continues to represent process growers.
Richard Oomen is the owner and operator of Oomen Farms Ltd. Inc., where he has worked for more than 40 years, as well as co-owner of Michigan Freeze Pak. Oomen Farms is a fourth generation family-owned vegetable farm that produces carrots, asparagus, corn, cherries, winter squash, string beans, and zucchini. He continues to represent process growers.
Van Singel is a partner at Van Singel Farms, LLC, a growing, packaging and shipping operation for onions, carrots, parsnips, turnips, and celery. He earned a bachelor’s degree in horticulture from Michigan State University. He continues to represent fresh growers.
Malburg and Richard Ooman will serve three-year terms expiring Oct. 31, 2016. Van Singel and Ralph Oomen will serve three-year terms expiring Oct. 31, 2017. Appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.