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9efdbeb8290ede983f143be5ee5675cf.jpeTrever Meachum, a southwest Michigan fruit grower who is chair of the finance committee of the International Fruit Tree Association, has been appointed to the state’s Commission of Agriculture and Rural Development by Governor Rick Snyder.

He will serve a four-year term on the five-member commission that provides oversight and executive direction to the agriculture department.

Meachum, 41, also serves on the Michigan Processing Apple Growers Marketing Committee and is chair of the Michigan Apple Research Committee. He is production manager of High Acres Fruit Farm at Hartford, Michigan, which he operates with his parents and brother. The 1,000-acre farm has fruit, vegetables, and field crops.