Ottawa County received the funding to launch MIFarmLink through the United States Department of Agriculture's Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program. Now, the program has transitioned to a home in Southeast Michigan where the Washtenaw County Conservation District is managing funds from the Carls Foundation, Americana Foundation, and Towsley Foundation to run MIFarmLink through fiscal year 2024. Be sure to check out our "About Us" page for more information on the people, organizations and grants behind MIFarmLink.
Unfortunately, no. MIFarmLink is not a program which provides any funding. However, we recognize that connecting farmers to transfer land does little good if the land seeker does not have the capital to actual invest in a land purchase/lease. For that reason, we have made it a priority to also use this platform to highlight resources and events that can make it easier for young, new, and beginning farmers to find access to loans and programs that can provide the capital needed to make a go of farming!
MIFarmLink Project is trying to help shepherd working agricultural lands from one generation of farmers to the next. While our current focus is in Southeast Michigan, we are excited to help land owners and seekers connect across the state!