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Primary Election

LEADERSHIP THAT GETS RESULTS

Lifelong Resident
Dave Pagel grew up on a fruit farm near Berrien Springs, Michigan. A graduate of Berrien Springs High School, he went on to obtain a Bachelor of Science Degree from Michigan State University in Agricultural Business. 

In 1976 he returned home after graduation, and began farming with his dad and his brother. 

Small Business Owner - "The Apple Guy"
In 1978 he started Dave Pagel Produce to assist in the marketing of the farm's produce. Over the last 34 years, Dave Pagel Produce has grown to sell apples, peaches and nectarines from over 30 farms in Michigan. The fruit is marketed to supermarkets and fruit stands in southwest Michigan, northern Indiana and the greater Chicago area.
Dave is known to many as "The Apple Guy"

 
Traditional Family Values
Dave married Sue Stacey in 1986, and they have two sons and two daughters; Ashley - 24, Jeremy - 22, Hannah - 20 and Nate - 18. 

Front L - R: Hannah, Sue and Ashley
Back L - R: Nate, Dave and Jeremy
and Toby (dog)

In 2004, the family purchased 10 acres of land across the road from their house, and planted a Honeycrisp apple orchard and established Dave Pagel Farms. In 2007 they purchased an additional 20 acres of land near their house and have planted another orchard, this time of Macintosh, Fuji, Gala and Jonagold apples. In 2008, they built an apple-controlled atmosphere storage facility.

Dave has served for 9 years on the Church Board at The Chapel, E.F.C. in various capacities.


Community Leader
  • Chairman, Berrien County Board of Commissioners
  • Served 14 years as President of the Berrien Springs Public School Board
  • Lifetime Member, Michigan State Horticultural Society
  • Member, Michigan Farm Bureau



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