Cultivating Local Farm Economies

/Planning, zoning, and farm preservation through diversification

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*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/*

/*2 MCP Credits Available


/*Register by September 6th:
*/ Cultivating_Local_Farm_Economies/


*/For more information call or email Larry Dyer/*: 231-881-2784 or 
[log in to unmask]

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.

The USDA is an equal opportunity employer and provider

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