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The ISLAND Farmer Residency Program
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application due date* and will accept applications until we have filled our
position. ISLAND's Farmer Residency Program provides land and a supportive
environment for aspiring farmers to become part of the growing local food
movement in northwest Michigan.

ISLAND’s residency program is new and growing. This first cohort of
residents will have the opportunity to influence the development of
infrastructure and program support.

Resident farmers are provided with three years access to land, equipment
and a network of technical and business advisors to launch their farm
business at the Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy's Maple Bay Farm,
just south of Elk Rapids, Michigan. This is not a farmer training program,
but learning opportunities abound in the region, and we will help residents
develop their personalized professional development plan. And we will begin
reaching out through our networks immediately to help residents find their
long-term farm site when they leave Maple Bay Farm.

The program site in picturesque Northwest Lower Michigan has ready access
to thriving markets in Traverse City, Petoskey and the Leelanau Peninsula,
and forces are in motion to grow the local food economy of the region. Join
the likes of Mario Batali in a food region described as 'exploding

To apply to the program, go the ISLAND Farmer Residency Program
<> website. For more
information or to explore possibilities, contact Larry Dyer at
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