Posts Tagged ‘ Agriculture ’

Local farmer, farm receive state awards.

December 10, 2018

Local farmer, farm receive state awards. Mark Mayer of Arbre Farms in Walkerville received the 2018 Master Farmer Associate Award, and Golden Stock Farms of Mears received the 2018 Master Farmer Award by the Michigan Vegetable Council. “This award is presented annually to an individual or business actively supporting the vegetable production industry in Michigan,” states a press release from…

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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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Entry Day at the Oceana County Fair.

August 22, 2017
Entry Day at the Oceana County Fair.

Entry Day at the Oceana County Fair. #OceanaCountyFair #OceanaCounty4H #Agriculture By Allison Scarbrough. Editor. HART — The 146th Annual Oceana County Fair kicked off Tuesday, Aug. 22, with Entry Day. Children and teenagers involved in 4-H got their animals settled in the barns for the five-day event. The kids have been working hard all year taking care of their animals…

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The Land: Asparagus packing, a new generation of farming at Oomen Bros.

June 13, 2017

  The Land: Asparagus packing, a new generation of farming at Oomen Bros. #TheLand #OceanaCountyAgriculture. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. The Land is a monthly series that focuses on the agriculture industry in Oceana County.  CRYSTAL TOWNSHIP — Oomen Bros. Inc. is a four generation 2,000-acre farm located in eastern Oceana County that farms 300 acres of asparagus. Five years ago,…

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Ag meeting Feb. 14 focuses on labor regulations.

February 5, 2017

 Ag meeting Feb. 14 focuses on labor regulations. #OceanaCountyNews #MichiganStateUniversityExtension HART – The Michigan State University Extension Office will host the 2017 West Michigan Agricultural Employer Meeting, Feb. 14, at the Hart United Methodist Church, 308 South State St., from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. This workshop aims to help producers meet farm labor and safety regulations. Presenters will provide…

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