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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.


2023 Education Program Coordinators

Greg Lang, Fruit Program Coordinator

Ben Phillips, Ben Werling, Vegetable Program Coordinators

Garrett Ziegler, Ben Phillips, Mariel Borgman, Farm Market Program Coordinators

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

Jennifer Dickie, Education Information Coordinator (734-239-8027)


2023 EXPO Planning Committee

Beth Hubbard, EXPO President
Three Rivers, MI

Kristen Oomen-Sekenske, EXPO Vice President
Hart MI

Hailee Leitz, EXPO Treasurer
Sodus, MI

Scott Hassle, EXPO Secretary
Hartford, MI

Adam VanDyk, EXPO Director
Imlay City, MI

Aaron Molter, EXPO Director
Benton Harbor, MI



Greg Bird, Executive Director
Michigan Vegetable Council
6835 South Krepps Road
St. Johns, MI 48879



Ben Smith, Executive Secretary
MI State Horticultural Society
7087 E. Napier Ave
Benton Harbor, MI 49022



Judy Snyder
4213 W Carson City Rd
Greenville, MI 48838
616-794-0492, Fax: 616-794-9670



Jennifer Dickie
Liv Crum
Association Management Resources (AMR)



Liv Crum
Association Management Resources (AMR)
37637 Five Mile Rd #399
Livonia, MI 48154