MLive.com, Chief Meteorologist
Mark Torregrossa has been a meteorologist for over 30 years. He graduated from Northern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology in 1989. He started his career working for a meteorology consulting company in Chicago, called Murray and Trettel. There he forecasted for utility companies, nuclear power plants, trucking companies, radio stations and newspapers. His first television job was in Cedar Rapids, IA – where he learned that farmers are an important group for a meteorologist to get to know. Then he moved to Michigan and Traverse City. After three years in Traverse City, he moved to the Saginaw/Bay City/ Midland/ Flint television market and worked at WNEM TV5 and WEYI NBC25.
In the early 2000s he formed farmerweather.com and began to specialize in agricultural weather. Mark provides a subscription service for daily dedicated-to-farming weather forecasts. You can sign up for the service by talking to Mark personally. In 2007 he was awarded Michigan Farm Bureau Agricultural Communicator Of The Year. Now he is also MLive.com’s chief meteorologist, and can be found every morning on the MLive Facebook page with an in-depth live weather update. MLive is one of the largest statewide news sites in the U.S. It was formed by 10 Michigan newspapers.
Mark is also a seed representative for Dairyland Seed and Partners Seed. This keeps him in touch with what is going on between weather and our crops.
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