West Michigan Research Station honored with MSU Extension Key Partner Award.

October 7, 2022

West Michigan Research Station honored with MSU Extension Key Partner Award.

WEARE TOWNSHIP — The West Central Michigan Horticultural Research, Inc. (WCMHR), the non-profit responsible for the development and oversight of the West Michigan Research Station, was honored by Michigan State University Extension with the Key Partner Award during the MSU Extension Celebration, Sept. 28.

“It’s an incredible honor to receive the Key Partner Award from MSU Extension,” said Andy Riley, president of WCMHR. “The MSU Extension team has been so valuable to our community in aiding in the research of agriculture for West Central Michigan. It’s been a mutually beneficial partnership with MSU Extension, and we look forward to many more years of advancing education on agriculture in our community.”

The MSU Extension Key Partner award recognizes individuals, organizations, media, special MSU programs, and government officials who have made significant contributions to creating, improving, or promoting MSU Extension programs. The MSU Extension director grants the award. The award is determined based on nominations from staff, faculty, retirees, and volunteers.

“The establishment of the center was a major project requiring a commitment from WCMHR, AgBioResearch, and MSU Extension,” states MSU Extension. “The speed in which this new center was established is an indication of the strong commitment of WCMHR to Michigan agriculture and the strong partnership that it has developed with MSU.”

The West Michigan Research Station is a project created by the non-profit organization, West Central Michigan Horticultural Research, Inc, to develop a research station to support the agriculture that supports Oceana, Mason and Newaygo counties and the unique soil and microclimate diversities. The facility is available to rent for meetings, banquets, weddings, graduations, and other community events. In addition, the facility has an equipment rental program with affordable rates to assist growers with their farming needs.

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