Michael Score Named President of Hantz Farms, LLC

Score Is Set to Lead Hantz Farms In Developing Underutilized Land In Detroit to Create the World’s Largest Urban Farm Score Has 30 Years of Experience in Agricultural Production, Food System Economic Development and Community Development

DETROIT, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ – Michael Score has been named President of Hantz Farms, LLC. The announcement was made by John Hantz, owner, and CEO of Hantz Farms, LLC.

“We are pleased to have Mike Score join our team as president of Hantz Farms. He has the knowledge, talent, and integrity to help bring our dream to reality,” said Hantz. “His vast experience in the business of agriculture and community development provides us with a tremendous advantage as we embark upon this important effort.”

Detroit-based Hantz Farms, LLC seeks to create the world’s largest urban farm on underutilized land in the city of Detroit. The for-profit venture aims to transform Detroit into a destination for fresh, locally grown natural foods, create a viable, beautiful environment that will enhance the City, attract tourism, increase the tax base, create jobs, and greatly improve the quality of life in Detroit.

Score was born in Detroit and graduated from Michigan State University (MSU) in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science degree in crop and soil sciences. He joins Hantz Farms after 30 years of experience in agricultural production, food system economic development, and community development. Score has assisted more than 200 entrepreneurs in efforts to achieve their dreams and build sustainable communities through food system business development.

For over four years, Score and his wife, Mary, were involved in international agricultural development in the Republic of Zaire (Congo). Following their return to the United States, Score worked for nine years as an Agricultural Educator with the University of Kentucky. During his tenure, he received his Master of Arts in rural sociology in 1997 and served as coordinator of a Kellogg-funded state-wide study of sustainable agriculture.
Score then returned to Michigan State University Extension as an Agricultural Educator serving as an Innovation Counselor with the MSU Product Center.

Hantz Farms is headquartered at 17403 Mount Elliott St. in Detroit, and is a subsidiary of the Hantz Group, based in Southfield. For more information visit: www.hantzfarmsdetroit.com.

About John Hantz: John R. Hantz is the CEO of Hantz Group, Incorporated, and is a nationally recognized leader in the financial community. In 1998, Hantz formed Hantz Financial Services and subsequently Hantz Group, Incorporated, a full-service financial holding company based in Southfield, Michigan. Under his leadership, Hantz Group, Incorporated has grown to more than 500 employees and maintains 23 offices serving communities in Michigan and Ohio.

Source: Hantz Farms, LLC

CONTACT: Tina Bassett, Bassett & Bassett, Incorporated, +1-313-965-3010

Web Site: http://www.hantzfarmsdetroit.com

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