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.


2020 Education Program Coordinators

Greg Lang, Fruit Program Coordinator

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

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

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


2020 EXPO Planning Committee

Adam VanDyk, EXPO President
Imlay City, MI

Scott Hassle, EXPO Vice President
Imlay City, MI

Will Bristol, EXPO Treasurer
Auburn, MI

Katie Hensley, EXPO Secretary
Ravenna, MI

Justin Oomen, EXPO Director
Hart, MI

Monica Teichman, EXPO Director
Eau Claire, MI



Greg Bird, Executive Director
Michigan Vegetable Council
P.O. Box 367
Mason, MI 48854



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)
1390 Eisenhower Place
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
734-239-8027 (O)
734-677-2407 (fax)