LANSING — The Michigan Asparagus Advisory Board (MAAB) has named Jamie Clover Adams as its new executive director.
Clover Adams has more than 25 years of experience in agricultural leadership in Michigan and at the federal level, most recently serving as Farm Production and Conservation Chief of Staff under former USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue. She previously served as the Director of the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, becoming the first woman appointed as the department’s director.
“We are very excited to have Jamie serve as our executive director at this critical time for Michigan’s asparagus industry,” said Dwight Fuehring MAAB Chairman.
“Her agriculture experience in Michigan and at USDA put her in a great position to work with the MAAB members to move our industry forward.”
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer also announced new appointments and one reappointment for the Michigan Asparagus Marketing Program Advisory Board.
At-large appointments includes Kevin Burmeister, manager of Lakeshore Farms, Inc., Nicholas F. Oomen, owner and manager at Oomen Brothers Inc., William C. Schwass, co-owner and manager of Springdale Farms LLC., and John Williams, owner of John Williams Farms. Nicholas F. Oomen, owner and manager at Oomen Brothers Inc., was also reappointed for an at-large seat.
Scott Hassle, a partner with Berrybrook Enterprises was appointed to represent southern Michigan.
Each board member’s term expires in November of 2023.
— Michigan Farm Bureau
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