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Agricultural Resources
Cherry Growers Cooperative
A member-owned corporation of cherry growers established in 1939.
Leelanau County Plant 9440 South Center Highway Traverse City, MI 49684 Phone: 231-947-2502
Cherry Industry Administrative Board
Executive Director:
Mollie Woods
P.O.Box388 DeWitt, MI 48820 Phone:
(888) 639-2422
Compliance Of cer: Heather Weber
Cherry Marketing Institute
Phil Korson
12800 Escanaba Drive, Suite A DeWitt, MI 48820 Phone: (517) 669-4264
Leelanau Conservation District
Executive Director:
Buzz Long
8527 E. Government Center Dr., Suite 205
SuttonsBay,MI 49682
Phone: 256-9783 or 256-9669 Fax: (231) 256-7851
Staff includes erosion control technician Steve Christensen, administrative assistant Karen Long, natural resource specialist Tom Adams, plant specialist Chris Garthe and forester Kama Ross. Board members: Jim Lautner, chair; John Werner, vice chair;
“It’s in my blood. I drove a tractor when I was 4.”
— Peter Spinniken, Leelanau County cherry grower, on why he is a farmer.
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Denis Garvin, treasurer; Dr. Gerald White and Lynn Bakker, trustees
Michigan Department
of Agriculture
and Rural Development
P.O. Box 30017, Lansing,
MI 48909 General Calls: (800) 292-3939 Agriculture Pollution Emergency Hotline: (800) 405-0101 Leelanau Contact:
Jim Pawlowicz (231) 357-4357
Michigan Farm Bureau Northwest Of ce
540 S. Gar eld Ave., Traverse City, MI 49686 Phone: 947-2941
Fax: 947-8612
County Administrative Manager: Michele Fries
Regional Representative:
Rick Gleason
District 9 Director:
Benjamin La Cross, 633-0805
MSU Extension Of ce
8527 E. Government Center Drive, Suite 107
Suttons Bay, MI 49682
Phone: 256-9888 • Fax: 256-8331 Personnel
Jennifer Berkey,
District 3 Coordinator
J Robert Sirrine, Ph.D., Senior Extension Educator, Community Food Systems
Rosali Collier,
4-H Program Coordinator
Michelle Ferrarese, Consumer Horticulture Program Instructor
Annette Kleinschmit,
Of ce Manager
Brigid Hart, 4-H Assistant
Northwest Michigan Horticultural Research Station 6686 S. Center Highway,
Traverse City, MI 49684
Phone: 946-1510
Fax: 946-1404
Center Coordinator, District IPM Educator: Nikki Rothwell
Horticultural Aide: Myron Anderson
Of ce Manager:
Jennifer Goodrich
Farm Manager: Bill Klein
Fruit IPM Educator, MSU Extension: Emily Pochubay
Research Aide: Karen Powers
United States Department of Agriculture
1501 Cass Street, Ste. A, Traverse City, MI 49684 Phone: 941-0951
Fax: 929-7890

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