The Land

Mason County’s pioneering French families: Chauvez and Courtot. 

February 20, 2021

Mason County’s pioneering French families: Chauvez and Courtot.  Around the County is a presentation of Preferred Credit Union, www.preferredcu.org, located locally at 266 N. Jebavy Dr., Ludington. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. It’s very likely that the most mis-pronounced road name in Mason County is Chauvez Road, which stretches from the lakeshore to nearly the eastern county line. While looking at…

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Willis brings a love of science and ag to CTE agriscience program.

December 8, 2020

Willis brings a love of science and ag to CTE agriscience program. By Kate Krieger-Watkins, staff writer.  West Shore School News is a presentation of West Shore Educational Service District in partnership with Mason County Press and Oceana County Press.  VICTORY TWP – Teaching during a pandemic has been a challenge for most educators, especially those who teach hands-on classes.…

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The Land: On The Farm, the art of farming.

December 6, 2020

The Land: On The Farm, the art of farming. The Land is series telling the stories about local agriculture. It is a presentation of Peterson Farms, Inc., www.petersonfarmsinc.com. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. GOLDEN TOWNSHIP (Oceana County) — Bradley Youngstrom loves this time of year. He says winter is his favorite season, the colder, the snowier the better. Leading up to…

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The Land: Nickelson’s Needlefast Evergreens

November 24, 2020

The Land: Nickelson’s Needlefast Evergreens The Land is series telling the stories about local agriculture. It is a presentation of Peterson Farms, Inc.. AMBER TOWNSHIP — Nickelson’s Needlefast Evergreens, also known as Nickelson’s Christmas Trees, farms over 400 acres of trees in Mason County. Owner Ben Nickelson gives a tour of the farm and talks about the Christmas tree industry. …

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Fruit research station construction progressing. 

September 28, 2020

Fruit research station construction progressing.  The Land is series telling the stories about local agriculture. It is a presentation of Peterson Farms, Inc.. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. WEARE TOWNSHIP — Construction is progressing on the West Michigan Research Center, a 6,000 square feet facility located on North Oceana Drive next to the Michigan State University asparagus research field.  The non-profit…

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