Ohio food technology group hires agribusiness development specialist

August 9, 2017

Michael Stermock is the agribusiness development specialist at the Center for Innovative Food Technology (CIFT).  He is responsible for exploring new opportunities to advance agribusiness initiatives in Ohio.

Stermock has experience in water quality, conservation practices, new agricultural operations and as a design engineer working on irrigation systems for the Natural Resources Conservation Service in California and Michigan.  He served as a state advisor on engineering ethics, civil rights and safety in Michigan. Throughout his career, Stermock has also served as a public defender and professional association attorney.

He holds bachelor’s degree in agricultural and biosystems engineering from South Dakota State University, a master’s degree from the University of North Dakota, and a juris doctorate degree from Villanova University.

CIFT is a developer and provider of technical innovations and solutions for the food processing, agribusiness and agricultural sectors of the economy.  These innovations and solutions are developed in order to enhance the economic performance of the food processing and agricultural sector.  CIFT is an affiliate of the Ohio Manufacturing Extension Partnership program, designed to help small to mid-sized manufacturers in Ohio become leaders in their industry.