Timeline - A Recent History of the Michigan Small Farm Council
Michigan Small Farm Council invited to participate in the Urban Livestock Workgroup.
Approved version of the 2014 Site Selection GAAMPs
On April 28th a Special Meeting of the Agriculture Commission will be held, to again consider the proposed changes
to the 2014 Site Selection GAAMPs.
March 20th meeting of the Michigan Commission of Agriculture and Rural Development,
which will include a vote on the proposed GAAMPs. Details here.
Feb 12th Meeting of the Michigan Commission of Agriculture and Rural Development
saw an unusually large turnout, with many new farmers advocating for their RTF rights.
MDARD receives a record number of responses to public comments, with 684 opposing proposed changes
to Site Selection GAAMPs, with only 21 in support of those changes.
MDARD announces Public Comment period for 2014 GAAMPs (Jan 6 - 22)
MSFC opposes changes to Site Selection GAAMPs that would deny RTF protection on
residentially zoned properties, affecting farmers in urban, suburban, and rural areas.
Establish Newsletters to communicate with members
Become an Affiliate Member of the Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund
to provide limited but free legal advice on certain farming issues to MSFC Members
Election of Officers, Board of Directors
Articles of Incorporation filed with the State
Establish Michigan Small Farm Forum to provide space for discussions
Establish Michigan Small Farm Council Website to share information
Thirteen intrepid small farmers organize the MSFC to protect and extend the rights of small farmers in Michigan