Ag banquet set for March 3.

February 18, 2022

Ag banquet set for March 3.

Attendees can sample beer from Big Hart Brewery and wine from Fox Barn and Oceana Wineries.

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WEARE TOWNSHIP — The Annual Oceana Agriculture and Natural Resource Banquet is is set for Thursday, March 3, at the West Michigan Research Station at 5185 N. Oceana Dr.

The deadline to purchase tickets is Friday, Feb. 25.

The evening will begin with the Taste of Oceana Social Hour at 6 p.m. Currently registered to share some of their tasty creations include: The Kitchen at Chestnut Grove of Shelby; County Dairy of New Era; Materne North America — Go Go Squeez of Grawn; The Bakery on the Corner of Hart; and the National Asparagus Festival.

During the Taste of Oceana Reception, participants will have the opportunity to sample beer from Big Hart Brewery and wine from Fox Barn and Oceana Wineries. The spirits are sponsored by Klotz Agency Farm Bureau Insurance of Hart.

The banquet will get underway shortly before 7 p.m. with dinner prepared by Dave’s Kountry Katering of Muskegon. Following a brief report by the Oceana Conservation District, local producers will be recognized for their outstanding farming practices, and an award will be presented to the 2022 Friend of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

The feature entertainment for the event will be comedian Dwayne Gill. A former marine and police officer, Gill will share his humorous takes on everyday life and events.

Tickets, which are $20 per person, can be purchased in person at the Oceana Conservation District in Shelby or at the MSU Extension Office in Hart. Tickets are also available online by visiting the events page of the Oceana Conservation District website at

Support was provided by the following sponsors:  A&A Land Surveying, Adams Heating & Cooling, Dune Ridge Construction, Eric Fox Attorney at Law, Fox Barn Winery, Greiner Farms Inc., Heather Phares DDs, Klotz Agency Farm Bureau Insurance, L.K. VanSickle Farms, Materne North America — Go Go Squeez; Peterson Farms Inc., Rabe Orchards LLC, Richard Raffaelli, Shelby State Bank; Tri-Berry Inc., West Michigan Insurance Agency and West Shore Bank.  Door prizes have been donated by Don Rypma Chevrolet, Gray & Company — Seneca Foods, Hart NAPA, Larson Ace Hardware, Lighthouse Car Care, Mike Blackmer Construction, Oceana Conservation District, Reeman Farm Equipment, Trailside Restaurant, Up North Farm Market & Petting Barn, and Weesies Brothers Garden Center.

There will be no ticket sales at the door. For further information about the banquet, call the Oceana Conservation District at 861-5600 or the Oceana MSU Extension Office at 873-2129.

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