Cultivating Local Farm Economies: Planning, Zoning, and Farm Preservation through Diversification - Jan. 27
January 27, 2020 9:00AM - 1:00PM
6201 W. Michigan Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Contact: Jae Gerhart
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.