Farmers were thrilled with Governor Snyder’s state of the state speech. He mentioned agriculture several times. It’s a $71 billion industry in Michigan. Snyder’s new Director of Environmental Quality and Group Executive for Quality of Life is Dan Wyant. Wyant led the ag department under both Governors Granholm and Engler.
Then, for five years, he was president of the Edward Lowe Foundation. It fosters entrepreneurship and environmental stewardship. The foundation is set on a 2,600 acre farm near Cassopolis in SW Michigan.
Michigan Now’s Chris McCarus spoke with Dan Wyant at the annual Farm Bureau conference on the environment. It took place yesterday in Lansing.