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.

 

2022 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

Liv Hagerman, Education Information Coordinator (734-239-8027)

 

2022 EXPO Planning Committee

Katie Hensley, EXPO President
Ravenna, MI

Beth Hubbard, EXPO Vice President
Three Rivers, MI

Will Bristol, EXPO Treasurer
Auburn, MI

Adam VanDyk, EXPO Secretary
Imlay City, MI

Scott Hassle, EXPO Director
Hartford, MI

Kristen Oomen, EXPO Director
Hart, MI

 

MVC STAFF

Greg Bird, Executive Director
Michigan Vegetable Council
6835 South Krepps Road
St. Johns, MI 48879
517-663-6725

 

MSHS STAFF

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

 

TRADE SHOW MANAGER

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

 

CONFERENCE MANAGERS

Jennifer Dickie
Liv Hagerman
Association Management Resources (AMR)
734-239-8027

 

REGISTRATION MANAGER

Liv Hagerman
Association Management Resources (AMR)
37637 Five Mile Rd #399
Livonia, MI 48154
734-239-8027