The Land: Farm tour demonstrates diversity of Mason County agriculture.

September 10, 2016

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By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief.

RIVERTON TOWNSHIP — A tour of three southwestern Mason County farms Friday night demonstrated why this county is considered one of the most agriculturally diverse counties in Michigan. The Mason-Lake Conservation District, along with the Mason County Farm Bureau, coordinated a farm tour, which began at a dairy farm, followed by a blueberry farm, and then a crop farm, where the tour attendees watched new techniques in streamlining pesticide spraying.

Land_011The host farm for the evening was Lundberg Brother’s New Horizon Farm, 2133 W. Marrison Road. The farm has been in the same family since the 1880s and features 300 head of cattle that are all decedents of the same cows that were on the farm in the mid-20th century. 

The next stop was the Pentwater Patch, located 6870 S. Brye Road where attendees learned about managed pollinator protection, developing irrigation plans and also how to properly manage forested land.

The final tour stop was at Jesse Petersen Farms on West Washington Road where attendees learned about the farm operation and then watched a demonstration by Aaron’s Spray Service LLC.

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