Trust Fund and Funded Research

The MSHS Trust is a grower and industry supported and controlled fund for research, extension and educational projects. A very capable group of trustees direct the investments of the fund. Funding recommendations are made by the Trust Fund Board of Directors, all of whom are growers in the state.

Contributions to the Trust offer you an excellent opportunity to help improve the fruit industry and its competitive position. Your donation will support horticultural research, extension and educational projects, and is almost always tax deductible. Industry financial giving is essential. It not only demonstrates that we deem horticultural research and education as crucial, but also allows us to support projects and goals of our choice. The Society encourages contributions to the Trust from members, friends, and organizations interested in promoting the fruit industry.

Trust Fund Board of Directors

Office Name Term Expires
Chairman Ed Robinette * 2022
Trustee Larry Bodtke * 2021
Trustee Steve Hunt * 2023
Board Liaison Brett Anderson * 2021


About the Trust Fund
Trust Funded Research
Become a Trust Fund Donor


More Information


7087 East Napier Ave.
Benton Harbor, Michigan 49022

Phone (269) 252-5461