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Farm Development




In Action


Tilian Farm Development Center resides on preserved farmland in Ann Arbor Township, currently leased and managed by Michigan Food and Farming Systems (MIFFS). With the collective commitment to facilitate year-round farm development for beginning farmers, Tilian continues to actively remove critical barriers to aspiring farmers like access to land, resources, equipment, and education.

Tilian initially began in 2011 under the guidance of a Steering Team led by Jeremy Moghtader, Jennifer Fike, and Jeff McCabe (of MSU Student Organic Farm, FSEP, and Selma Cafe, respectively). Early on, an Advisory Team of local farmers and business owners provided invaluable experience, advice, and support for the project. The Ann Arbor Township Farmland, Openspace Preservation Board and Small Farms Initiative secured the land, and a Conservation Innovation Grant originally funded the Farm Incubator program. Over these first years, Tilian has also been funded by a USDA Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Grant and the Americana Foundation.  


For more information about Tilian Farm Development Center email us at info@miffs.org

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