Apr 19, 2011
Michigan Onion Committee appointments

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder announced appointments to the Michigan Onion Committee. The committee is dedicated to improving the profitability of Michigan’s fresh and processed onion industries. Glenn Leep, Mark Nail and Eric Schreur are reappointed.

Leep, of Martin, is the president of 4-L Farms Inc. in Shelbyville. He has been farming for more than 30 years with over 900 acres of onions, potatoes, pumpkins and soybeans. Leep previously served on the Michigan Potato Industry Commission and the Allegan County Farm Bureau Board of Directors.

Nail, of Marshall, is the owner of Mark Nail Farms and has been farming for 15 years with 200 acres of onions, soybeans and corn.

Schreur, of Hudsonville, is the field manager of Schreur Farms Inc. and has been farming for 20 years with 330 acres of onions and celery. He previously served as president of the Michigan Celery Promotional Cooperative. Schreur earned a bachelor’s degree in horticulture from Michigan State University.

Appointees serve three-year terms expiring Sept. 20, 2013, and are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.

State press release

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