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MI Food & Agriculture Companies Experiencing International Growth! Apply for Exporter of the Year and Rising Star Awards

LANSING, MI – The Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development is launching a search for the 2022 Michigan's 'Ag Exporter of the Year.' Each year, the department recognizes a leading food or agriculture exporter by presenting the “Michigan Ag Exporter of the Year” award to a deserving company that demonstrates success in export growth.

Companies of all sizes are encouraged to apply. Eligibility is limited to Michigan food, agriculture, and forest products producers, manufacturers, or shippers aggressively pursuing international markets and increasing export sales. Products must be over 50 percent grown, processed, or manufactured in Michigan. The Michigan Ag Exporter of the Year award was first awarded in 2006. Previous winners include Citizens Elevator, Kamps Hardwoods, Sklarczyk Seed Farm, Dr. John’s Candies, Bayside Best Beans, Star of the West Milling, Continental Dairy, Connor Sports, Graceland Fruit, Cherry Central, Zeeland Farm Service, Walters Gardens, Honee Bear Canning, Cooperative Elevator Company, and Michigan Apple Committee.

Applications are due by 5:00 pm Eastern time on Friday, April 15, 2022 For more information, and an application, visit Michigan.gov/AgExport or contact Nate Engle at 517-388-5708.

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