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Agriculture Preservation Fund Board

The Agricultural Preservation Fund Board is charged with managing the distribution of grants to preserve farmland and help conserve Michigan's agricultural heritage. The Board consists of seven members including the director of the Department of Agriculture & Rural Development (or his/her designee) and the director of the Department of Natural Resources (or his/her designee). The five board members appointed by the Governor include two individuals representing agricultural interests and three individuals representing the general public. Act 451 of 1994, Part 362; abolished in Executive Order 2009-45 and re-created in Executive Order 2009-54.


Elizabeth Brost
MDARD, Local PDR Grants Coordinator
Phone: 517-243-7949

Agricultural Preservation Fund Board Meetings

Date Time Meeting Location
April 11, 2023 - CANCELED

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Michigan Farm Bureau Corporate Office
Bulldog Room (Ground Floor, B Building)
7373 W. Saginaw Hwy.
Lansing, MI 48917
Conference Call In: 1-248-509-0316
Conference ID: 578 625 759#

Meeting Agendas

CANCELED - April 11, 2023 Meeting Agenda

Meeting Minutes

February 14, 2023 Proposed Meeting Minutes

August 2, 2022 Approved Meeting Minutes

March 10, 2022 Approved Meeting Minutes

August 19, 2021 Approved Meeting Minutes

February 16, 2021 Approved Meeting Minutes

August 6, 2020 Approved Meeting Minutes


Map of Local Qualified PDR Programs

Michigan Agricultural Preservation Fund Policies & Procedures, Application Process & Scoring System

Michigan Agricultural Preservation Fund Board Request for Qualification Form

Part 362 of Public Act 451 of 1994