Cultivating Local Farm Economies: Planning, Zoning, and Farm Preservation through Diversification

Monday, Jan. 27, 2019
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Pittsfield Township Administration Building

6201 W. Michigan Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48108  map it

With commodity prices low and interest rates climbing, local farmers are looking for alternative ways to generate income on their farms. In response, local planning and zoning officials are seeking regulations that serve the public good and also support new income-generating activities on the farm. 

Township officials, local farmers, and interested residents are invited to join MSU Extension educators to learn how to successfully maneuver through local regulations and develop policy best practices related to two of the most popular "farm diversification" strategies in Michigan: Agritourism and Value-Added Processing.

Snacks provided.

Registration for Cultivating Local Farm Economies: Planning, Zoning, and Farm Preservation through Diversification is open.

Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on January 24, 2020.

Accommodations

Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For informaton, contact Jae Gerhart, at gerhart1@msu.edu.