Niles Farmer Named to Michigan Wheat Promotion Committee

A Berrien County farmer and ag industry leader has been appointed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to the Michigan Wheat Promotion Committee for a three year term.

Carl R. Wagner, III, of Niles, who is a member of Wagner Family Farms, a retail agronomist for Co-Alliance, LLP, and the owner and operator of C3 Seeds of Niles has drawn the appointment subject to the advice and consent of the Michigan Senate.

Wagner holds a Bachelor of Science in Crop and Soil Agronomic Sciences from Michigan State University. He is appointed to represent District 2 growers for a term commencing next Monday,  June 1, 2020 and expiring May 31, 2023. He succeeds Marc Hasenick whose term expires May 31, 2020.

The Michigan Wheat Promotion Committee seeks to promote the production and consumption of wheat grown in Michigan and assists in the agricultural research and development of wheat products in the state.

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Governor Whitmer also appointed two others to that committee.

Jeffery R. Krohn, of Owendale, is the manager of his family’s farm where they grow wheat, alfalfa, corn, soybeans, dry beans, and sugar beets. He is the owner of Northern Thumb Crop Consulting Inc. Krohn is appointed to represent District 7 growers for a term commencing June 1, 2020 and expiring May 31, 2023. He succeeds David Milligan whose term expires May 31, 2020.

Sally M. McConnachie, of Deckerville, is a partner and office manager of Dave’s Dirt, LLC. where they grow wheat, sugar beets, and edible dry beans. She is the Michigan director for the National Association of Wheat Growers, and is reappointed to represent District 5 growers for a term commencing June 1, 2020 and expiring May 31, 2023.  Those appointments, too, are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.

The photo accompanying this story on Moody on the Market is courtesy of C3 Seeds in Niles.