Construction is progressing well at an organic egg farm near Otsego, Michigan. The farm will be operated by Konos Inc., a distributor of Vande Bunte Eggs.
The egg farm will house 480,000 hens and will be located on five parcels of land. The project is valued at $8.2 million.
"Everything is on track," Konos Vice President of Operations Rob Knecht told MLive. "We are in the building and construction process, continuing to partner with the various municipalities that require different permits and want to do everything we can to be a great neighbor to the people of Otsego."
The farm project has had its opponents, with several township residents objecting to the proposed farms at an Otsego Township Planning Commission meeting held in December 2014. However, Knecht has reassured critics that the company intends to do everything possible to minimize odors, insects and wildlife at the organic egg farm and has promised that it will conform to all USDA organic standards as well as any state standards.
According to the company’s website, Vande Bunte Eggs – a subsidiary of Konos -- is a family owned and operated Michigan egg producer that supplies farm-fresh eggs to markets all around the world.