The Michigan Commission of Agriculture and Rural Development elected new officers and voted to approve Food and Agriculture Investment Fund grants for 11 food and agriculture projects in Michigan.
The Commission—which has the responsibility to recommend, and in some cases determine, policy on food, agricultural, and rural development issues—elected three of its members to new leadership positions.
Dru Montri of Bath was elected Secretary of the Commission. Montri and her husband, Adam, own and operate Ten Hens Farm, a year-round vegetable farm in Bath. She also works as Director of Governmental Affairs and Stakeholder Relations for the MSU Colleges of Agriculture and Natural Resources and Veterinary Medicine. 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 PhD in horticulture and community, agriculture, recreation and resource studies from Michigan State.