Farmland Video Series: The Vershum Farm

This is the first installment of our Farmland Video Series. We traveled to the Vershum farm to explore their multi-faceted operation, commitment to family farming, and their ties to Legacy Land Conservancy. If you are having problems viewing the video, please follow this link:

Legislation Update: New Tax Proposal for Land Conservancies

A proposal from Senator Tom Casperson suggests that nonprofit land conservancies should pay property taxes on preserves that restrict access to the public, including access for motorized and non-motorized vehicles. Conservancies argue for the ecological implications of allowing vehicles onto protected properties. Legacy’s executive director, Susan Lackey, is one of the parties interviewed on the […]

Historically Low Cherry Crop

Read or listen to this edition of the Environment Report (a service of Michigan Radio) to learn how cherry farmers have been affected by this year’s weather.  As stated in the article, “earlier this month most of the counties in Michigan were designated disaster areas for agriculture. Michigan is the largest producer of tart cherries […]