Governor Snyder tours agricultural research grounds

Governor Snyder tours agricultural research grounds

CHATHAM — Besides kayaking, the Governor was also went on a agricultural tour today.

Governor Snyder was treated to a tour of the Michigan State University Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center this afternoon. While there he viewed the facility and talked with staff about their research, what they’ve accomplished and what challenges they faced. The Governor emphasized the importance of agriculture to the state.

“Most people know about the auto industry when you go any place in the world, Tourism many people know about pure Michigan,” Governor Snyder said, “But we need to emphasis the ag and food industry more because it’s a great opportunity.”

After the tour, the MSU Extension Center hosted a round table discussion with the Governor with farmers and brewers about what their doing in the state and what can be done to help improve business in the state.

The Governor said that “In particular we talked about the barely industry, in terms of the malt for the craft beer industry, there’s a big opportunity to grow in our state.”

The Michigan State University Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center owns farmland around the city of Chatham and does researches on both livestock and crops.