Sample Zoning for Agriculture-Like and Urban Agriculture

Date: June 24, 2015
Time: 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Webinar
Contact: Brad Neumann, AICP - MSU Extension at or 906-475-5731.

This webinar will highlight the new MSU Extension Land Use Series pamphlet Sample zoning for agriculture-like and urban agriculture. The purpose of the webinar is to cover the topics and materials covered in the pamphlet and discuss the options that local governments have in setting local policy and crafting their own regulations for urban agriculture. The level of detail/instruction will assume a certain understanding of the Michigan Right to Farm Act and experience with zoning administration and is intended for professional planners and municipal attorneys.

The MSU Extension Sample zoning for agriculture-like and urban agriculture is intended to be a starting point for local governments which are working on amending zoning to accommodate local food systems with urban agriculture, agriculture in category 4 sites (Siting GAAMP category), in communities of over 100,000 population, and agriculture-like land uses.

The webinar will review the jurisdiction issues concerning local regulation of agriculture and the Right to Farm Act, substantive due process, suggested local stakeholders to involve in the discussions, the actual sample zoning amendment text, and a listing of additional resources.

This session has been approved for 1.5 AICP CM law credits. The webinar is co-presented by the Michigan Association of PlanningMaster Citizen Planners will earn 1.5 hours of continuing education towards maintenance of their credential.

Time: Wednesday, June 24, 2015, 2 - 3:30 p.m. (eastern)

Cost: $45 (Master Citizen Planners and MI Association of Planning members register for $40)

Presenters: Kurt Schindler, AICP - MSU Extension Land Use Senior Educator; and Brad Neumann, AICP - MSU Extension Land Use Educator

Registration ends June 22, 2015



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