Farm Produce Insurance Authority

The Michigan Farm Produce Insurance Authority, created by P.A. 198 of 2003, is a ten-member (eight voting) board, representing farmers, grain industry, banking interests, and has the responsibility of establishing, administering and promoting the Farm Produce Insurance Fund. Director is the non-voting chair; others appointed by the Governor.

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Contact

Jeff Haarer
517-284-5642
HaarerJ@Michigan.gov

Board Members

MDARD Director Gary McDowell is Chair (non-voting member)
The Department has auditing and regulatory oversight responsibilities at grain elevators in Michigan.

Stephan Ewald, Unionville, MI - term expires 6/20/22
Exclusively represents dry bean producers in Michigan

Jason Haag, Unionville, MI - term expires 6/20/22
Exclusively represents the interests of soybean producers in Michigan

Rita Herford, Pigeon, MI - term expires 6/20/22
Producers from the largest Michigan organization representing general farm interests in Michigan

James Howe (non-voting member), Frankenmuth, MI - term expires 6/20/22
Representing the interests of licensees in Michigan

Mark Kies, Allen, MI - term expires 6/20/22
Representing the interest of corn producers in Michigan

Nichole Wilcox, Portland, MI - term expires 6/20/22
Representing interests of agricultural lenders in Michigan

Thedore Crowley, Ravenna, MI - term expires 6/20/20
Producers from the largest Michigan organization representing general farm interests in Michigan

Mark Metz, Ida, MI, - term expires 6/20/20
Producers from the largest Michigan organization representing wheat producers in Michigan

William Willson, Perry, MI - term expires 6/20/21
Producers from the largest Michigan organization representing general farm interests in Michigan


Meeting Schedule