Local policy approved by delegates at the county annual meeting

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Ingham County Farmland and Open Space Preservation ProgramIngham County Farm Bureau policy has supported efforts to preserve and maintain farmland throughout the region for several years. Since 2003, members of Farm Bureau have participated in committees, taken trips to other states to review programs in operation, and supported State and National initiatives dedicated to this purpose. In 2018, the voters of Ingham County passed a ballot proposal of .14 mils for 10 years to fund Farmland and Open Space Preservation. Approximately $950,000.00 is available for preservation. The program is eligible for receiving additional matching funds from Federal sources. The FOSP Program hosts an annual application for eligible landowners to voluntarily make application to the program. Ingham County Farm Bureau has participated in this effort by publicizing the landowner announcement and packet, and encouraging landowners to get involved. Action: We reaffirm the support of Farmland and Open Space Preservation efforts in Ingham County. ICFB will continue to assist the Ingham County Farmland and Open Space Preservation Program by publicizing and encouraging Farm Bureau members to learn about ways they can participate in this program.