Michigan Fast Facts for Today
- The famous Stevie Wonder, a singer, is from Saginaw.
- Beans - Michigan is known throughout the world as a top producer of dry edible beans ? with more than 2500 bean growers, contributing over $120 million to the state?s economy.
- The nation's first wildlife sanctuary is at Wintergreen Lake and was established by W. K. Kellogg.
- Carrots - In 2011, Michigan produced 6.8 million pounds of carrots for fresh use worth $7.6 million. This made Michigan the 2nd highest carrot producing state in the country. Michigan carrots are primarily found in the west, central counties of Montcalm and Oceana.