Sen. Bumstead welcomes asparagus queen to Capitol

Sen. Bumstead welcomes asparagus queen to Capitol

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Jon Bumstead welcomed Asparagus Queen Emma Woller to the Michigan Capitol on Wednesday.

“It was wonderful to meet Emma while she was in Lansing to help celebrate the rich heritage and importance of Michigan’s asparagus growers and their contributions to our state’s diverse and productive agriculture industry,” said Bumstead, R-North Muskegon. “Our state’s dedicated farmers are second to none, and their enduring legacy should be a source of great pride for all Michiganders.”

Michigan ranks No. 1 nationally for asparagus production with its farmers growing more than 20 million pounds of the crop each year. Around 80% of the state’s asparagus is grown in Oceana County, home of the annual National Asparagus Festival.

Woller, who grew up on her family farm in Montague, was crowned asparagus queen in 2023 and served as an ambassador for the Michigan Ag Council. She is a 2024 graduate of Michigan State University, where she studied crop and soil science and agribusiness management.

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