VAN BUREN COUNTY, Mich. — Local agricultural partners are sponsoring an event Tuesday, June 27th from 6 to 8pm at the Van Buren Conference Center in Lawrence, located at 490 S. Paw Paw Street, for landowners, resident farmers, municipal officials and other interested parties to learn about federal, state and local options for land preservation.
Agriculture is a major industry, significant contributor to our local economy and remains the most prominent land use in Van Buren County. The County ranked number one in the state for fruit, nut trees and berries and number three for vegetables, melons, potatoes and sweet potatoes in past Census of Agriculture from the USDA. Our farmland and open spaces across our county is priceless. Landowner have options for preserving, conserving and investing in Van Buren County Agriculture.
Is keeping county Ag. Lands protected and Van Buren County rural important to you? Join us in “Keeping it Rural” and learn about Agricultural Land Preservation Options for Landowners. A panel of experts will tell us what programs are available, how they work and how you enroll.
RSVP to the Van Buren Farm Bureau Office at 269-657-3293 or the VBCD at 269-4030×5.
Event is brought to you by Van Buren County Farm Bureau, Van Buren County Land Preservation Board, Michigan State University Extension, Michigan Land Trust and the Van Buren Conservation District.
Click here for a flyer: Van Buren_Keeping it Rural Flyer 2017
— Van Buren Conservation District
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