(AREA) — Former Michigan Farm Bureau President Wayne H. Wood of Marlette was honored with the organization’s Distinguished Service to Agriculture Award on Wednesday during Michigan Farm Bureau’s annual meeting in Grand Rapids. Wood served as president for 14-years and stepped down from the position at the 95th annual meeting last year. The award included praise from Governor Rick Snyder thanking Wood for serving the state’s agricultural community and recognizing that his expertise in the industry played a significant role in Michigan’s comeback. Wood is a Sanilac County dairy farmer who spent more than three decades involved in Farm Bureau leadership. He served as a director on the American Farm Bureau Federation board and as a member of Michigan’s Agricultural Preservation Fund board. He was appointed by Snyder to serve a term on the Michigan Strategic Fund board following his formal retirement from the top post at MFB last year.
PICTURED: MFB President Carl Bednarski (left) presents his predecessor, Wayne H. Wood, with MFB’s 2015 Distinguished Service to Agriculture Award.