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The Land: New fairgrounds building honors memory of Kaitlynn Scott.

November 22, 2019

The Land: New fairgrounds building honors memory of Kaitlynn Scott. The Land is series telling the stories about local agriculture. It is a presentation of Peterson Farms. By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. HART — The tight-knit 4-H community tragically lost a star member last summer when 14-year-old Kaitlynn Scott’s life was cut short. Both Kaitlynn and her father Eric Scott were…

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Fruit tree research station planned in Weare Township.

November 17, 2019

Fruit tree research station planned in Weare Township. The Land is series telling the stories about local agriculture. It is a presentation of Peterson Farms. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. WEARE TOWNSHIP — A fruit tree research center in northern Oceana County is being planned by the newly formed West Central Michigan Horticultural Research, Inc. The 6,000 square feet facility, which…

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Century-old Fox Barn thrives as unique winery.

July 22, 2018

Century-old Fox Barn thrives as unique winery. #FoxBarnWinery Story and photos by Fred Inglis, Contributing Writer. BENONA TOWNSHIP — The Fox Barn Winery celebrates its 10th anniversary this summer, and that iconic red barn is a major part of its attraction and success. Anyone who lives in Oceana County can appreciate and admire old barns. While some are showing their…

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Blueberries and all that jazz! U-pick season begins.

July 6, 2018

Blueberries and all that jazz! U-pick season begins. #TheLand. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. BENONA TOWNSHIP — U-pick blueberry season begins this Saturday, July 7, at Jazz U-Pick/We-Pick Blueberries farm, 7223 W. Grant Road. Katie and Bob Jazwinski used to sit up at night and talk about their dream house. They wanted to raise their kids in the country. “The conversation…

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The Land: Fruit expert joins local extension office.

April 24, 2018

The Land: Fruit expert joins local extension office. #TheLand By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. HART — David Jones has recently joined the Michigan State University Extension Office as the West Central Michigan Tree Fruit Extension Educator. Jones, who has a master’s degree in plant pathology and a bachelor’s degree in horticulture from the University of Wisconsin, offers valuable knowledge for local…

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