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UPCOMING DISCUSSION: Cultivating Local Farm Economies: Planning, Zoning and Farm Preservation through Diversification hosted by MSU Extension

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.

MSU Extension will guide local policy makers through local regulations and develop best practices related to two of the most popular "farm diversification" strategies in Michigan: Agritourism and Value-Added Processing.

If this topic is of interest to you and you would like more information, please contact Tina Lloyd, or call 734.822.2121.