Farm Produce Insurance Authority

The Michigan Farm Produce Insurance Authority, created by P.A. 198 of 2003, as amended, 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.
 
 

Statute

 

Contact Information

Jeff Haarer
517-284-5642
haarerj@michigan.gov
 

Members

William Willson, Perry
Producers from the largest Michigan organization representing general farm interests in Michigan
Term ends 6/20/21
 
Stephen Ewald, Unionville
Largest Michigan organization exclusively representing dry bean producers in Michigan
Term ends 6/20/22
 
Nichole Wilcox, Portland
Largest Michigan organization representing interests of agricultural lenders in Michigan
Term ends 6/20/22
 
James Howe, Frankenmuth
Largest Michigan organization representing the interests of licensees in Michigan as a nonvoting member
Term ends 6/20/22
 
Jason Haag, Unionville
Largest Michigan organization exclusively representing the interests of soybean producers in Michigan
Term ends 6/20/22
 
Rita Herford, Pigeon
Producers from the largest Michigan organization representing general farm interests in Michigan
Term ends 6/20/22
 
Mark Kies, Allen
Largest Michigan organization exclusively representing the interest of corn producers in Michigan
Term ends 6/20/22
 
Terry Page, Lyons
Producers from the largest Michigan organization representing general farm interests in Michigan
Term ends 6/20/23
 
Gerald "Jerry" Heck, Monroe
Producers from the largest Michigan organization representing wheat producers in Michigan
Term ends 6/20/23
 
Gary McDowell*- Chair, Director of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
 
*Nonvoting, ex officio member