Meet the GL EXPO Partners

Planning Group

In December 2001, the Michigan State Horticultural Society and the Michigan Vegetable Council combined their annual conventions, initiating the Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market EXPO. The new EXPO immediately became one of the largest annual gatherings of fruit and vegetable growers and farm marketers in North America.

Since 2009, the Michigan Greenhouse Growers EXPO has been held concurrently with the Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market EXPO. This expanded the overall program to include education sessions and trade show exhibitors for greenhouse growers. This conference is sponsored by the Metropolitan Detroit Flower Growers Association and the Western Michigan Greenhouse Association. One registration fee covers both conferences.

 

2017 Education Program Coordinators

Eric Hanson, Fruit Program Coordinator (517-355-5191 x1386)

Daniel Brainard, Vegetable Program Coordinator (517-355-5191 ext 1417)

Robert Tritten (810-732-2177) and Ron Goldy (269-944-1477), Farm Market Program Coordinators

Erik Runkle (517-355-5191 ext 1350) and Heidi Lindberg (616-994-4701), Greenhouse Program Coordinators

Roger Brook, Education Information Coordinator (616-965-6797)

 

2017 EXPO Planning Committee

Will Bristol, EXPO President
Auburn, MI

Katie Hensley, EXPO Vice-President
Ravenna, MI

Matt Bouwkamp, EXPO Secretary
Grant, MI

Monica Teichman, EXPO Treasurer
Eau Claire, MI

Justin Oomen, EXPO Director
Hart, MI

Brett Anderson, EXPO Director
Sparta, MI

 

 

 

MVC STAFF

Dave Smith, Executive Director
Michigan Vegetable Council
P.O. Box 277
Erie, MI 48133
734-848-8899 (O)
734-848-8899 (Fax)

 

MSHS STAFF

Allyn Anthony, Executive Secretary
Ben Smith
MI State Horticultural Society
63806 90th Avenue
Hartford, MI 49057
269-424-3990 (O)
269-424-3096 (Fax)

 

TRADE SHOW MANAGER

Sharri German
11767 Fisk Road
Belding, MI 48809
616-794-0492 (O)
616-794-9670 (Fax)

 

CONFERENCE MANAGERS

Jennifer Dickie
Maureen Kelley
Association Management Resources (AMR)
1390 Eisenhower Place
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
734-239-8027 (O)
734-677-2407 (fax)

 

REGISTRATION MANAGER

Maureen Kelley
Association Management Resources (AMR)
1390 Eisenhower Place
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
734-239-8027 (O)
734-677-2407 (fax)