The Land

The Land: Egeler Beef Farm, going green.

August 28, 2017

  The Land: Egeler Beef Farm, going green. #TheLand #MasonCountyAgriculture. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief VICTORY TOWNSHIP — It’s feeding time at Egeler Beef Farm, 2940 West Victory Drive. Eric Egeler walks out to the pasture and relocates the thin electric fence. It takes about 15 minutes to move the fence and the herd follows him to the new section of…

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The Land: Dick Alway and his Deere collection.

August 19, 2017

The Land: Dick Alway and his Deere collection. #TheLand #MasonCountyAgriculture. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. The Land is a regular series that features profiles about local agriculture.  AMBER TOWNSHIP — I think the sound of the John Deere 2-cylinder engine was probably one of the first sounds I ever heard. I have heard that “pop-pop” sound all of my life. In…

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Weldon Creek 4-H/Shoup family, 65 years at the fair.

July 15, 2017

  The Land: Weldon Creek 4-H/Shoup, 65 years at the fair. #TheLand #WesternMichiganFair By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. For the past year, Mason County Press has presented The Land, a series that focuses on local agriculture. In the next few weeks, we will feature special editions to The Land, in preparation of the 79th Western Michigan Fair, which is scheduled for…

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The Land: KandyLand Dairy, building momentum.

June 7, 2017

The Land: KandyLand Dairy, building momentum. #TheLand #MasonCountyAgriculture #Momentum. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. The Land series is a look at local agriculture, Mason County’s second largest industry. RIVERTON TOWNSHIP — Kandy Potter is living a dream. What began as a solution to lactose intolerance nine years ago has turned into a full time career and passion as a goat dairy…

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The Land: Fencing the deer out of the field.

April 19, 2017
The Land: Fencing the deer out of the field.

The Land: Fencing the deer out of the field.  The Land features topics in local agriculture, one of Mason County’s top industries. #TheLand #MasonCountyAg. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. BRANCH TOWNSHIP — Damage to crops by deer can cause significant issues to farmers. Deer can transfer disease to crops and to each other. Last week, a crew from Ohse Farms was…

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