MDARD Director Visits Thumb Area Businesses During State Tour

Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) Director Gary McDowell visited several local food and agricultural businesses in the Thumb area Wednesday, July 13 including Bay Port Fish Company and Cooperative Elevator. Throughout 2022, McDowell is traveling across the state meeting with food and agricultural businesses as they advance during Michigan’s economic recovery and revitalization.

(source: MDARD)

Bay Port Fish Company is a small family-owned commercial fishery founded in 1895 and located in Lake Huron and Saginaw Bay. Cooperative Elevator Company is a farmer-owned cooperative established in 1915 to provide agricultural production supplies and marketing services for farmers in the Thumb region of Michigan.