Riverton Township farmer Arthur Lister has been appointed to the Michigan Apple Committee by Gov. Rick Snyder, according to the website Northwest Michigan’s Second Wave. Lister is the owner of Lister Orchards.
Lister’s 900 acre farm produces apples, tart cherries, sweet cherries, peaches, pears and plums. He will be the new representative for District 5, replacing Scott Lewis.
Lister is a graduate of Michigan State University with a bachelor’s degree in horticulture.
The Michigan Apple Committee is a seven-member committee that coordinates market development, educational activities and research for Michigan’s apple industry. The state has more than 800 apple growers and the industry accounts for an economic impact of more than $770 million annually.
The appointments are for three years and will expire April 1, 2016.