Patrick McGuire, of Ellsworth, joined the Michigan Farm Bureau (MFB) Board of Directors in December 2006 and represents farm Bureau members in Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Emmet, Otsego and Presque Isle Counties.
McGuire and his wife Sara Started their farm in 1996. They farm Apples, Cherries, Grapes, Peaches, Pears and small grains and corn, as well as operate a Farm Market with a greenhouse and bakery and Winery with their own wines and hard cider.
In 2002 McGuire earned MFB's prestigious young Farmer Achievement Award, which recognizes a successful young Farm Bureau member for outstanding achievement in the business of farming and leadership in the agricultural community. He was also the 2005 recipient of the Antrim county Farms Bureau's Agricultural Ecology Award for proactive environmental stewardship.