Board

Board Positions Open in Three Districts
Wheat farmers interested in serving on the board and setting the direction of the program that live in districts 2, 5 or 7 (see map below) can gather petition signatures from 5 growers in their district and be considered for appointment to the board by Governor Snyder. Please contact the office to get a petition form and more information. Submission of names for appointments up in 2014 are due to the MWP office by March 14, 2014.

Initial Board
The initial board was appointed by Governor Snyder in November 2011. They held their first meeting in December 2011. The board has met nearly every month since they were appointed and have worked through the necessary steps to hire a staff member and begin assessment collection on May 1, 2012.

Michigan Wheat Committee
May 2013

District 1
Dean A. Kantola
Kantola Farms
13287 Goodrich
Ravenna, MI 49451
231-670-2873 (business)
231-853-6910 (home)
Term Expires May 31, 2015
District 2
Carl F. Sparks
Sparks Cedarlee Farm LLC
59085 Gards Prairie Road
Cassopolis, MI 49031
269-876-1312 (cell)
269-445-3195 (home)
239-445-3195 (fax)
Term Expires May 31, 2014
District 3
Gerald W. Heck
Heck Farms LLC
4345 W. Albain Road
Monroe, MI 48161
734-777-8046 (business)
734-424-5581 (home)
Term Expires May 31, 2016
 
District 4
William H. Hunt
Hunt Farms, Inc.
12193 E. Richfield Road
Davison, MI 48423
810-653-2310 (business)
810-653-5824 (home)
810-653-7943 (fax)
Term Expires May 31, 2015
District 5
Scott M. Heussner (Treasurer)
1250 S. Decker Road
Marlette, MI 48453
989-550-4352 (business)
989-635-6659 (work)
989-635-6661 (fax)
Term Expires May 31, 2014
District 6
Frank M. Vyskocil
Shiawassee Valley Farms
6237 Henderson Road
New Lothrop, MI 48460
989-239-2311 (business)
989-743-4183 (home)
989-743-4183 (fax)
Term Expires May 31, 2016
 
District 7
David J. Milligan (Chair)
Milligan Farms LLC
6226 Bay City Forestville Road
Cass City, MI 48726
989-872-2937 (business)
989-872-2937 (home)
989-872-3257 (fax)
Term Expires May 31, 2014
District 8
Chris T. Schmidt (Secretary)
Schmidt Farms of Auburn
4183 Eleven Mile Road
Auburn, MI 48611
989-529-8829 (home & business)
Term Expires May 31, 2016
District 9
Art Loeffler (Vice Chair)
Star of the West Milling Co.
878 Zehnder Drive
Frankenmuth, MI 48734
989-652-7032 (business)
989-652-6358 (fax)
Term Expires May 31, 2015
 
Executive Director
Jody E. Pollok-Newsom
Michigan Wheat Program
P.O. Box 25065, Lansing, MI 48909
517-625-9432 (WHEA) office
1-888-943-2801 (WHEAT 01) toll free
517-625-6061-fax
info@miwheat.org | www.miwheat.org

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