Brenda Reau – Michigan - Brenda Reau has raised Suffolk sheep in partnership with her husband Mark since 1980 with a focus on performance and production. Breeding stock from their flock are in use across the country in both purebred and commercial operations. Brenda has served on the board of directors of the Michigan Sheep Producers Association, as president of Michigan Suffolk Breeders and is currently the Suffolk breed representative on the National Sheep Improvement Program Board of Directors. She was recognized with the Distinguished Service to the Michigan Sheep Industry Award in 2011. Brenda has been employed by Michigan State University for 37 years and currently serves as the Senior Associate Director of the Michigan State University Product Center that provides strategic research and business development services in the food, agriculture and natural resource sectors.