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Cherry Orchard

Board Members & Meetings

Cherry Marketing Institute

Mike VanAgtmael - Chairman

Jeff Send - Vice Chairman

Terry Sorenson - Secretary

Marc Rowley - Treasurer

Mark Schilling - Grower Member

Melanie LaPerriere - Processor Member

Danielle Brien - Processor Member

Julie Gordon - President/ Managing Director

Michigan Cherry Committee

Dave Smeltzer - Chairman - Tart Cherry Member

Mark Schilling - Vice Chairman - Tart Cherry Member

Juliette King McAvoy - Secretary - Tart Cherry Member

Emily Miezio - Treasurer - Tart Cherry Member

Dave Hackert -Sweet Cherry Member

Paul Hubbell - Sweet Cherry Member

Marc Willmeng  - Tart Cherry Member

Caleb Herrygers - Tart Cherry Member

Noah Fox - Tart Cherry Member

Heather Throne - Michigan Department of Agriculture

John Wise - Michigan State University 

Julie Gordon - Executive Director

Michigan Tree Fruit Commission 

Trevor Meachum - Chairman

Daniel Dietrich

Mark Miezio

Gerrit Herrygers

Jim Nugent

Bruce Veliquette

Chuck Rasch

Adam Brauer

Scott Hassle

Upcoming Meetings

Michigan Cherry Committee Board Meetings

September 7, 2023 @9:30 a.m.

CMI Board Room - Dewitt, MI 

December 4, 2023 

Research Reviews @ 9:30 a.m.

MCC Board Meeting @ 3:00 p.m.

Amway Grand Plaza - Grand Rapids, MI

December 5-7, 2023

Hort Show/ Expo - Amway Grand Plaza

Michigan Tree Fruit Commission Board Meetings

August 2023 - Via Zoom

*Meetings will be held in-person if able to adhere to Public Health Orders that are in effect.

**If you need any accommodations for effective participation in any cherry meeting please contact the CMI office at (517) 669-4264 to request mobility, visual, hearing or other assistance at least 24 hours prior to the start of the meeting. 

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.

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