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 County, Mason County and Newaygo County and the unique soil and micro climate diversities.

Our Vision

Utilize all community, state, processor and educational stakeholders to build a facility that will hold a training room (220 seated) , conference room (20 seated), 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.

Board Meeting Minutes & Resolutions

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Board of Directors

Andy Riley, President
Term: 1/1/19 – 1/1/24

Mike VanAgtmael, Vice President
Term: 1/1/19 – 1/1/22

Gerrit Herrygers, Secretary
Term: 1/1/21 – 1/1/23

David Rennhack, Treasurer
Term: 1/1/21 – 1/1/24

Caleb Coulter, Trustee
Term: 10/1/20 – 10/1/22

Richard Raffaelli, Project Manager
Term: 9/1/21 – 9/1/23

Doug Buhler, MSU Faculty
Term: 12/5/20 – 12/5/25

Nichole Wilcox – Greenstone
Term: 5/29/21 – 5/29/24

Chris Alpers – MI Horticultural Society
Term: 6/12/21 – 6/12/24

Field Research Reports

Monitoring and Management of spotted wing drosophila in Michigan cherries