The Land

Asparagus farmers face weather challenges.

May 18, 2021

Asparagus farmers face weather challenges. #TheLand is a series telling the stories about local agriculture. It is a presentation of Peterson Farms, Inc. By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. HART — Oceana County is the top producer of asparagus in Michigan, and Michigan is the leading producer in the country. With the annual asparagus season underway, farmers are battling with Mother Nature.…

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The Land: Fighting the freeze.

April 20, 2021

The Land: Fighting the freeze. The Land is series telling the stories about local agriculture. It is a presentation of Peterson Farms, Inc., www.petersonfarmsinc.com. By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. HART — Dave Rennhack has been a farmer for decades and has dealt with many spring frosts over the years that have damaged fruit in his orchards. Warm and sunny weather two…

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The Land: Asparagus Day March 11 goes virtual. 

February 19, 2021

The Land: Asparagus Day March 11 goes virtual.  The Land is series telling the stories about local agriculture. It is a presentation of Peterson Farms, Inc., www.petersonfarmsinc.com. HART – Michigan State University (MSU) Extension and the Michigan Asparagus Industry Research Farm Advisory Committee have scheduled this year’s Oceana Asparagus Day for Thursday, March 11.  This will be the first ever…

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Gene Kokx receives Master Farmer Award.

December 9, 2020

Gene Kokx receives Master Farmer Award. The Land is series telling the stories about local agriculture. It is a presentation of Peterson Farms, Inc., www.petersonfarmsinc.com. HART — Gene Kokx of Eugene Kokx and Sons Farms has been named recipient of the 2020 Master Farmer Award by the Michigan Vegetable Council. Watch video here This award is presented annually to an…

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The Land: On The Farm, the art of farming.

December 6, 2020

The Land: On The Farm, the art of farming.  The Land is series telling the stories about local agriculture. It is a presentation of Peterson Farms, Inc., www.petersonfarmsinc.com.  By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. GOLDEN TOWNSHIP — Bradley Youngstrom loves this time of year. He says winter is his favorite season, the colder, the snowier the better. Leading up to Christmas, his…

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