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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

ISLAND Farmer Residency Program application deadline, Oct 15th

The ISLAND Farmer Residency Program is searching for smart, talented journeyman farmers to participate in a farm incubator project in Northwest Lower Michigan.   ISLAND's Farmer Residency Program provides land and a supportive environment to get started.

The program site is located at the heart of a developing "food region" near markets in Traverse City, Petoskey and the Leelanau Peninsula. 

Resident farmers are provided with three years' access to land, equipment and a network of technical and business advice. This is not an internship opportunity—it is a chance for experienced but landless farmers to manage their own business on the Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy's Maple Bay Farm, just south of Elk Rapids, Michigan.

Applications for the 2016 growing season are due on October 15, 2015. Applications will be accepted each fall to bring new residents to the farm.

For more information, or to apply to the program, go the  ISLAND Farmer Residency Program website, or contact me at


Larry Dyer

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