Gov. Rick Snyder has announced the appointment of Ferris State University graduate Paul Koeman to the Farm Produce Insurance Authority.
As part of its work, the board represents farmers and grain, feed and banking interests, and establishes, administers and promotes the state’s Farm Produce Insurance Fund. Snyder is confident that Koeman is the ideal person for this leadership position.
“Paul’s agricultural background will play a key role in the board’s work as we build
a stronger Michigan,” Snyder said.
Koeman, of Hamilton, owns Koeman Farms where he grows corn, wheat and soybeans on 3,400 acres and raises 4,000 contract hogs. He serves on the Michigan Farm Bureau Board of Directors and the Hamilton Farm Bureau Cooperative Board. Koeman earned a degree in pre-engineering from Ferris State.
Koeman will represent producers from the largest Michigan organization representing general farm interests. He will serve a three-year term that expires on June 20, 2014.