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NLIA Agriculture Award Recipients

On December 8, 2021 NLEA held a Northern Lakes Innovation Alliance (NLIA) event focused on the Agriculture Industry. At each NLIA event innovators in various industries pitch their start-up or growth idea for a chance to receive grant funding. Funds for the Northern Lakes Innovation Alliance are provided by Consumer’s Energy and the DTE Foundation.

In the Agriculture industry award recipients were as follows. Pictures include the business owners along with David Emmel, NLEA President (left) and Carlin Smith, Consumers Energy Community Affairs (right).

Learn more about the Northern Lakes Innovation Alliance here.

danu hof NLIA

Danu Hof, Caitlin McSweeney-Steffes and Larry Steffes, of Mancelona, Antrim County. Also pictured Tim Timmer, Citizens National Bank.

Boss Dairy Farms, Matt & Amanda Thompson, of Charlevoix, Charlevoix County



Bluestem NLIA

Bluestem Farm LLC, Mary Brower, of East Jordan, Antrim County


Kens Fresh Fish N Tales NLIA

Ken’s Fresh Fish ‘N Tales LLC, Ken Allen, of Boyne City, Charlevoix County 

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