Working with Michigan’s Land Conservancies

In 2015, the National Young Farmers Coalition’s published Finding Farmland: A Farmer’s Guide to Working with Land Trusts. As Finding Farmland was written for a national audience, Heart of the Lakes, the state association of Michigan’s land trusts, approached Young Farmers with the idea of producing a companion piece that farmers might find helpful when seeking out and working with land trusts in that state.

To underscore Finding Farmland, land trusts can be an invaluable resource even if they are not directly engaged in farmland protection. We hope this companion provides helpful guidance to farmers with our encouragement to connect with local land trusts in Michigan as an important step in any search for farmland.