Kent County cattleman Andrew
Hagenow of Rockford is vice president of the Michigan Farm Bureau Board of
Directors and has served as an at-large director since 2000. Prior to that (1994-95)
he served as the Young Farmer representative and chair of the state Young
Hagenow has enjoyed a diverse
agricultural career. He graduated from Michigan State University with a degree
in agriculture and Extension education, initially working in feed sales. In
1991 he chose to farm full-time with his family, raising dairy cows until his
father’s retirement in 2009. Today Hagenow raises dairy steers, corn, soybeans
Hagenow has held several Farm
Bureau leadership positions at the county, state and national levels. He
chaired AgriPac, MFB’s political action committee, and served on the
state-level policy development committee.
He served the Kent County
Farm Bureau as its vice president and chair of its policy development committee.
Previously he also represented the Midwest region on the American Farm Bureau
Federation Young Farmer and Rancher Committee, and chaired its discussion meet
Outside Farm Bureau, Hagenow is
involved with the Michigan Cattlemen’s Association, 4-H and the Michigan FFA
Association. He represented Region 5 as an FFA state officer, 1984-85.
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