Friday, April 21, 2017
LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointments Kristin Oomen of Scottville and Dan Steenwyk of Dorr, as well as the reappointment of Eric Schreur of Hudsonville to the Michigan Onion Committee.
The five-member committee prepares and oversees the onion marketing program budget and makes amendment recommendations to the marketing program, which supports the advancement of Michigan’s onion industry.
“I thank these individuals for their commitment to Michigan’s onion industry,” said Snyder.
Oomen is a sales and product development representative for Bejo Seeds, Inc. where she plans and executes field research trials for new germplasm and crop advancement decisions with more than 15 different vegetables. Oomen holds a bachelor’s degree of science from Michigan State University. She will replace Mark Nail.
Steenwyck has been an onion grower with C. Steenwyck and Sons Farms since 2000. He also works for Hearty Fresh, an onion growing and shipping company. Steenwyk holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Davenport University. He will replace Mike Meyer.
Schreur is a field manager for Schreur Farms, Inc. where he grows onions and celery. He has farmed for more than 22 years. Schreur holds a bachelor’s degree in horticulture from Michigan State University.
Appointees will serve three-year terms expiring August 16, 2019.