MGGC Board President Chris Schwartz and Executive Director Jared Rodriguez will testify before the Michigan Commission of Agriculture & Rural Development on January 31, 2024. Chris and Jared will present the impact of the greenhouse grower industry in Michigan, highlight areas of concern and ask for the Commission to adopt a resolution calling for the research and development of Generally Accepted Agricultural Management Practices (GAAMPS), specifically for the greenhouse grower industry.

There are growing concerns within the Michigan grower and regulator communities that there’s a significant lack of guidance in industry operations best practices and principles. MGGC has become aware of increased complaints (noise, smell, traffic, light) from local units of government, which is ultimately funneled to the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development. Without GAAMPS, Department officials have little to stand on when enforcing “right to farm” measures nor providing complaint guidance on local government inquiries. MGGC will be instrumental in the research and development of GAAMPS for Michigan, while focusing on best practices from around the world.

If you would like to attend the meeting in-person or virtually, please see the information below.

Michigan Commission of Agriculture & Rural Development Meeting

Wednesday, January 31, 2024
10:30a EST
MSUFCU Headquarters #2 – 3899 Coolidge Rd, East Lansing,MI 48823
*Option to join via remote technology: Dial by telephone:1-248-509-0316, Conf. ID:976 540 72#
Meeting information can be found here: www.michigan.gov/mdard/about/boards/agcommission

 

Cindy Ray
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Cindy has years of experience in association management and administrative support.