Board Members

Cherry Marketing Institute 

Mike Van Agtmael - Chairman

Jeff Send - Vice Chairman

Terry Sorenson - Secretary

Marc Rowley - Treasurer

Dan Sievert- Board Member

Jay Jollay - Board Member

Melanie LaPerriere - Processor Member

Sarah Schlukebir - Processor Member

Gary Kaberle - Outside Director 

Julie Gordon - President/ Managing Director

Michigan Cherry Committee

Dave Smeltzer - Chairman - District 1 - Tart Cherry Member

Andy Riley - Vice Chairman - District 2 - Tart Cherry Member

Daryl Peterson - Treasurer - District 2 - Sweet Cherry Member

Mark Schilling - Secretary - District 3 - Tart Cherry Member

Paul Hubbell - District 1 - Sweet Cherry Member

Benjamin Lacross - District 1 - Tart Cherry Member

Joseph Murvin - District 2 -Sweet Cherry Member

Greg Shooks - District 1 - Tart Cherry Member

Michael DeRuiter - District 2 - Tart Cherry Member

Heather Throne - Michigan Department of Agriculture

James Flore - Michigan State University 

Julie Gordon - Executive Director


2020 Meeting Schedule

September 9, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.   

Zoom Meeting ID: 813 7921 3320

Pass code: 048960

Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81379213320?pwd=MTYwQTIxMW5zNGVaZE40MkpwNzg2Zz09

December 7, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.

Meeting ID: 897 0142 3880

Passcode: 029623

March 3, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. 

CMI Board Room - Dewitt, MI

May 26, 2021 at 9:30 a.m.

CMI Board Room - Dewitt, MI

September 8, 2021 at 9:30 p.m.

CMI Board Room - Dewitt, MI

December 6, 2021

Research Review at 9:30 a.m.

MCC Board Meeting at 3:00 p.m.

Amway Grand Plaza - Grand Rapids, MI

Michigan Tree Fruit Commission Board Meetings

January 13, 2021 at 9:30 a.m.

Kent County Extension

March 17, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. 

MAC

June 9, 2021 at 9:30 a.m.

West Central Station

August 11, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. 

Southwest Research Station 

 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Cherry Marketing Institute Inc. is to increase the sales and use of cherries by expanding the market domestically and globally. To do this we need an effective staff of people dedicated to its grower membership, working in union with all other industry segments to market cherries effectively.

 

Disclaimer

The information on this site is listed as a courtesy. 

Cherry Marketing Institute (CMI) does not endorse or favor a specific brand or product. Our intention is to provide supportive information regarding the U.S. tart cherry industry.  

Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Ave, SW, Washington DC 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

 
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