120 N. Washington Square, Suite 1000

Lansing, MI 48933

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120 N. Washington Square, Suite 1000

Lansing, MI 48933

Questions? Call us!

Who We Are

MGGC is well established as a relevant and sustainable STATEWIDE voice for Michigan greenhouse growers, identifying and addressing issues and threats to profitability.

Michigan Greenhouse Growers Council

As a statewide organization, Michigan Greenhouse Growers Council (MGGC) realizes the importance of having a strong, cohesive association that represents the grower segment of our industry and focuses on public policy, legislation and keeping Michigan growers informed about relevant issues.

  • MGGC is a public policy organization that will make sure your views are expressed to public officials.
  • MGGC is an independent organization endorsed by Metro Detroit Flower Growers Association (MDFGA) and the Western Michigan Greenhouse Association (WMGA).
  • The Council will not duplicate the programs of the MDFGA and WGMA, but will actively support beneficial legislation and oppose public policies that do not support Michigan’s floriculture and horticulture economy.

Policy Priorities

  • Preserve the agriculture exemption to encourage growth in the industry
  • Oppose real property taxation for energy-related equipment
  • Seek grower compensation for government ordered plant destruction
  • Ensure access to water. Continue to monitor water legislation and its impact on growers
  • Shift the responsibility of immigration laws and enforcement to the federal level/ away from growers
  • Eliminate unfair importation of products that take business from Michigan/US growers
  • Support continued communication between MGGC and the plant industry and the Pesticide Division of MDARD
  • Support an effective applied research and floriculture and horticulture marketing research agenda at MSU

For a complete picture of MGGC Policy Interests, click here.


Legislative Success

Board of Directors


Chris Schwartz
Schwartz’s Greenhouse

Vice President

Craig Stevens
DGI Propigators

Treasurer (Allied Trade Member)

Mike Fassbender
Action Mold & Machining


Cindy Ray
MainStreet Legislative Consulting Services

Board Member

Joe Wojciechowski
WoJo’s Greenhouse & Farm

Board Member

Paul Schaap
Schapp’s Greenhouse

Board Member

Kevin Sportel
Sportel Greenhouses

Board Member

Kurt Elders
Opel Growers

Board Member

Susie Raker-Zimmerman
Raker- Roberta’s Young Plants

Allied Trade Member

Matt Staal
Dillen-ITML/ The HC Companies

Education Committee Member

Heidi Linberg
MSU Extension

WMGA Board Member

Phil Syswerda
Mast Young Plants

MDFGA Board Member

 open seat

Executive Director

Jared Rodriguez
MainStreet Legislative Consulting Services, LLC


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