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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Cultivating Local Farm Economies. Monday, September 9 , 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., North Central Michigan College, Petoskey

Cultivating Local Farm Economies

Planning, zoning, and farm preservation through diversification

Monday, September 9, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

North Central Michigan College

Library Conference Room

1515 Howard St., Petoskey

Faced with serious economic challenges, some local farmers are looking for alternative ways to generate income. In response, local planning and zoning officials are seeking regulations that both serve the public good and support these new revenue-generating activities.
Officials, farmers, and interested residents are invited to learn about regulations and policy "best practices" related to some of the most popular "farm diversification" strategies, including: 


Value-added Opportunities

Conservation Easements


Cost: $20 per participant. Includes light refreshments

Register by September 4th:

For more information call or email Larry Dyer: 231-881-2784 or

This program is a collaboration between Michigan State University Extension and the Local Food Alliance of Northern Michigan, with support from Crosshatch Center for Art & Ecology,  Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities, Little Traverse Conservancy, Emmet County Farm Bureau, Charlevoix County Farm Bureau and Antrim County Farm Bureau, with funding from Michigan Farm Bureau and the USDA Risk Management Agency. The USDA is an equal opportunity employer and provider.

MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer. Michigan State University Extension programs and materials are open to all without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, religion, age, height, weight, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital status, family status or veteran status.

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