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ABOUT US

 

The Agribusiness Talent Council of West Michigan works to attract talent, promote the industry and provide training and resources to employers.

WHAT WE DO

Formed in 2018, the Agribusiness Talent Council was created to address talent challenges in the agribusiness industry. The agribusiness industry includes farms, food processors and manufacturers, and animal-raising businesses, just to name a few.

 

With agriculture being a top five industry in Michigan, we set out to form a council to address employers' common talent challenges. The council focuses on attracting talent, promoting the industry, and providing training and resources for employers. The council is made up of employers and community partners, representing seven counties in West Michigan: Allegan, Barry, Ionia, Kent, Montcalm, Muskegon and Ottawa.

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OUR MEMBERS

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LISA
BRENNAN

Director of Operations & Administration, GTF Technologies

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KARRIE
BROWN

Industry Council Lead, West Michigan Works!

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DIANNE
COTE

Human Resources Manager, Walters Gardens

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BECKY HUTTENGA

Economic Development Coordinator, Ottawa County

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STEPHANIE KEMPA

Vice President of Human Resources,

Herbruck's Poultry Ranch

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JAMIE
KOBER

Enhancement Director, Riveridge Produce Marketing INC.

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AMY LEBEDNICK

Director of Business Solutions,

West Michigan Works!

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JOHN MEMMOTT

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RICH OKONIEWSKI

Directory/Principal,

Allegan Tech Center

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TERI
PIPER

Talent Acquisition Manager,

SpartanNash

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CLARENCE RUDAT

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JESSICA VANDENBOSCH

Human Resources, Dykhuis Farms

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TIM VOGELZANG

Chief Financial Officer, Revolution Farms

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BEN
ZORN

Director of Operations, Koeze Company