Larry Walton is Michigan Farm Bureau’s new District 1 director, succeeding Brigette Leach.
A fourth-generation grain farmer, Walton previously held an at-large position on the board for two years until it was eliminated because of redistricting.
Walton currently grows 500 acres of row crops near Centreville, and is a strong supporter of Michigan’s Right to Farm Act, water policy, and mental health.
Previously, Walton served as president of the St. Joseph County Farm Bureau and other roles within MFB, including on their state-level policy development and Promotion and Education committees. He was also by MFB President Carl Bednarski to serve on the Water Policy Task Force, where he produced a report on water use and quality issues to help County Farm Bureaus, districts, and statewide policy development committees with writing water-related policy resolutions.
Walton and wife Angie have three children, Taylor, Morgan and Paige.