Farm Development Centers
What are Farming Centers?
Collaborative farming projects (or centers) are spaces for new and beginning farmers to experience farming without investing in land or too much equipment. They provide an opportunity to learn from each other, market cooperatively, and begin a farming business without too much risk. There are a few collaborative farming centers around the state. They include the Lansing Roots Incubator Farm, Tilian Farm Development Center and the WIA Farm Development Center of Genesee County.
We at MIFFS believe collaborative farming centers are an important new way for new farmers to enter into this field. We will continue to partner with and support organizations interested in developing farming centers.
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