OKEMOS — An Edmore man was honored recently as the “Young Member of the Year” by the Michigan Cattlemen’s Association.
Trent Hilding is a fifth-generation farmer on a Centennial farm in Edmore. He cares for 115 cows in a rotational grazing system.
Hilding is a graduate of Michigan State University and Drake University, where he earned a degree with a food and agricultural law certificate. He uses his legal expertise to assist farmers in growing their family farms and transitioning them to the next generation. Much of his work is related to wind and gas issues.
At the recent Michigan Cattlemen’s Association annual conference, Hilding was the keynote speaker where he discussed the hidden costs of wind energy leases.
The Michigan Cattlemen’s Association is an affiliate of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and represents all segments of the beef cattle industry including cattle breeders, producers and feeders. It is a grassroots policy development organization for the beef business.
Through the Michigan Cattlemen’s Association, cattle producers work to create a positive business environment, while providing consumers with a safe and wholesome product.