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.


2021 Education Program Coordinators

Greg Lang, Fruit Program Coordinator

Ben Phillips, Ben Werling, Vegetable Program Coordinators

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

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

Jen Talik, Education Information Coordinator (734-239-8027)


2021 EXPO Planning Committee

Scott Hassle, EXPO President
Hartford, MI

Katie Hensley, EXPO Vice President
Ravenna, MI

Will Bristol, EXPO Treasurer
Auburn, MI

Adam VanDyk, EXPO Secretary
Imlay City, MI

Justin Oomen, EXPO Director
Hart, MI

Monica Teichman, EXPO Director
Eau Claire, MI



Greg Bird, Executive Director
Michigan Vegetable Council

6835 South Krepps Road

St Johns, MI 48879-8174




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
Jen Talik
Association Management Resources (AMR)
734-239-8027 (O)
734-677-2407 (fax)



Jen Talik
Association Management Resources (AMR)
37637 Five Mile Rd #399

Livonia, MI 48154
734-239-8027 (O)