Developing research for agriculture that supports Oceana, Mason & Newaygo Counties

Grand Opening has been rescheduled for Aug. 5th. RSVP by July 19th to attend
To RSVP, contact Patricia Parsons: or 231-861-6333 x 294

Located just outside of Hart, Michigan, the West Michigan Research Station is a dedicated agricultural research center for the neighboring communities of Oceana, Newaygo, and Mason Counties. Situated on 68 acres of farmland, the West Michigan Research Station is designed to help the local farming industry better understand the unique soil and micro-climate specific to west-central Michigan. 


Our Vision

Utilize all community, state, processor and educational stakeholders to build a facility that will hold a training room (120) , conference room, laboratory and fabrication facility.

Grower group collaborate with MSU extension on all assigned agriculture projects.

Training/ Meeting facility available for all community Non-Profits groups

Introduce a “Young Farmer” program back to the community and supply tools and land needed to support the program.

Partner with “MAEAP” and “Land Conservation” to ensure we explore all alternative energy possibilities and the agriculture practices are environmentally best in class.

Collaborate with the “Historical Society” to document Agriculture in the three counties.

The West Michigan Research Station has been built, and we have the Founders Club to thank for their generous donation to make the dream a reality. While the Founders Club is set, you still have the opportunity to make a generational difference in West Central Michigan agriculture. The West Central Michigan Horticultural Research, Inc. is continuing to raise funds to maintain the legacy of the West Michigan Research Station.


Contact Us

For More Information:
Patricia Parson, Administrator
231-861-6333 x 294

Our Address

5185 N. Oceana Dr.
Hart, MI 49420

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