May 16, 2011
Michigan Asapargus Advisory Board members appointed

Governor Rick Snyder announced appointments to the Michigan Asparagus Marketing Advisory Board.

The board is charged with developing and implementing a marketing program for Michigan’s asparagus crop.

Eric Herrygers is appointed and Sarah Greiner is reappointed.

Eric Herrygers, of Hart, is a managing member of Herrygers Farms LLC. He has been farming for more than 30 years and has 670 acres of asparagus, tart cherries, apples, peaches, corn and hay, along with a 75-head beef feedlot. Herrygers has served on the Farm Service Agency Committee, the Soil Conservation District and Farm Bureau Board. He replaces Frederick Tubbs.

Sarah Greiner, of Hart, is the co-owner of Todd Greiner Farms. She has farmed for more than 13 years and has 1,045 acres of asparagus, sweet cherries and a variety of other crops. Sarah and her husband operate a fresh asparagus packing facility, which packs the asparagus they and 15 to 20 other growers harvest. Greiner earned an associate’s degree in allied health from Grand Rapids Community College and is a staff radiology technologist at Mercy General Health Partners in Hart.

Appointees will serve a three-year term expiring November 13, 2013, and are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.

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