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Michelle Harvey Appointed To State Board Of Food And Agriculture

Tuesday, June 9, 2015   (0 Comments)
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Representative DiNatale to Administer Oath of Office Friday, June 12th

June 9 , 2015 Lunenburg, MA—Michelle Harvey, co-owner of Lakeview Nurseries, has been appointed by MA Governor Charlie Baker to the State Board of Food and Agriculture. Representative Stephen L. DiNatale (D Fitchburg) will be at Lakeview Nurseries on Friday, June 12, at 10:00 am to administer the oath of office to Harvey.

Harvey will serve one of six new positions on the Board as its composition was recently expanded by statute (Chapter 287, Section 7, Acts of 2014) from seven to thirteen.

“Government policy has always been my passion, said Harvey, I have traveled to Washington D.C for many years to help educate elected leaders about issues impacting agriculture. I am honored to be appointed to this board. My experience representing agricultural groups here in MA and nationally gives me the confidence that I will serve this board well.”

Over the past two years, Harvey has worked to spread information and increase awareness about bee decline. She was recognized with an appointment to the National Pollinator Task Force The NPTF is a broad based agricultural stakeholder group focused on finding scientific based solutions to improve pollinator health.

The Board of Food and Agriculture represents the interests of agriculture to the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) Boards and Commissions and provides input on policy development and budgetary decisions.

As a member of the State Board of Food and Agriculture, Harvey plans to bring energy and positive change working to keep Massachusetts' food supply safe and secure and to keep Massachusetts agriculture economically and environmentally sound.

About Michelle Harvey

Michelle Harvey is the third generation to operate Lakeview Nurseries She holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from UMASS Amherst. She has served on the Board of Directors and was past President of the Massachusetts Nursery and Landscape Association. She has also served as an elected Board Member and Chairman of the Board for Master Nursery Garden Center. Currently, she serves on the Industry Advocacy Committee for American Horticulture. She is Vice President of New England Grows, a green industry annual trade show held in Boston.

About Lakeview Nurseries

Lakeview Nurseries is an award-winning garden center, nursery, and landscaping company serving northern central MA since 1954 in Lunenburg, and since 2004 in Winchendon. As a third generation retail nursery, Lakeview has evolved into one of the largest and most complete nurseries in the northern central MA area.

Their aim is to provide the finest quality, the largest selection, and the best service possible to ensure that each and every visit is a pleasant shopping experience for their customers. For more information, please visit their website.

If you would like more information or to interview Michelle, please contact her at (978) 479-2384 or email Michelle.

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