LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Dru Montri, of Bath, to the Commission of Agriculture and Rural Development.

The five-member bipartisan board has the responsibility to recommend, and in some cases determine, policy on food, agriculture and rural development issues. No more than three members may be from the same political party.

“Dru has a lot of experience working in the food and agriculture industry and I look forward to the contributions she will make to the commission,” Snyder said.

Montri owns and operates Ten Hens Farm, a year-round farm in Bath. Montri is also committed to regional food system work. She has been the director of the Michigan Farmers Market Association since its inception in 2006. Montri has a bachelor’s degree in horticulture from Michigan State University and a master’s degree in horticulture from Penn State University. She also holds a Ph.D. in horticulture and community, agriculture, recreation and resource studies from Michigan State. She replaces Donald Coe and will serve as an independent.

Montri will serve a four-year term expiring Dec. 31, 2017, and her appointment is subject to the advice and consent of the state Senate.


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