April 6, 2015

MFGC President Bill Tuinier promoted sales of Easter Lilies and Spring Flowers this past week. Please take a look at the articles by clicking on the links below.
http://brownfieldagnews.com/2015/04/06/bringing-back-lil ies-easter/

If you would like to participate in interviews covering the floriculture industry, or be quoted in press releases - please let the MFGC office know your area of expertise.
Happy Spring!
Val Vail-Shirey
Michigan Floriculture Growers Council
235 N. Pine Street
Lansing, MI 48933
Cell 517-204-3591
Phone 517-367-2033
Fax 517-372-1501

Agriculture Day at the Capital

The 11th Annual Agriculture Day at the Capital will be next week, Wednesday, March 25, 2015.  As usual, members of the Michigan Floriculture Growers council will be attending to educate legislators on the economic impact of floriculture in Michigan.

Agriculture industries contribute approximately $101.2 billion annually to the Michigan economy. It is also a major employer in Michigan with more than 923 thousand in the workforce. The agriculture payroll directly or indirectly accounts for 22 percent of the state’s employment.
The Michigan Floriculture Growers Council (MFGC), an association of growers of the most beautiful flowers in Michigan, will be showcasing their flowers at this event.

MFGC members are asked to participate. Please call Val at the MFGC office is you plan to attend, the phone number is 517-367-2033.

The Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) is an innovative, proactive, and voluntary program that helps farms of all sizes and all commodities voluntarily prevent or minimize agricultural pollution risks.

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MFGC Exists for the purpose of...

  • Establishing a statewide growers' organization.
  • Keeping Michigan floriculture profitable and sustainable.
  • Representing our industry on state and national issues

MFGC is the primary advocate for improving the state’s floriculture/greenhouse climate since its inception in 2005. Our goal is to serve our members with policy advocacy, information and assistance, superior benefits, professional development and networking opportunities.  The floriculture industry was the only significant agricultural group in Michigan that did not have a statewide organization representing its interests. The new Michigan Floriculture Growers Council now represents the interests of floriculture growers in Michigan that collectively produce crops with a wholesale value >$370 million each year.