Farmland and Open Space Preservation Program


Preserving Ingham County’s rural farming community and natural ecosystems is an important priority for the residents of the county– that is why they passed a millage in 2008 to fund the preservation of farmland and natural land. This millage helps interested landowners permanently protect their land for future generations by allowing the County to purchase their development rights and in this way compensating them for the development value of their land. Applicants are ranked by our scoring systems which are based on preservation goals of the two programs. Our programs are completely voluntary. The application period for the 2018 Farmland and Open Space Programs is closed.  The 2019 cycle is subject to our program being renewed this November with our millage renewal.  Please check back in for more information in December. 


Stacy Byers
Farmland and Open Space Preservation Board
121 E. Maple, Mason, M
I  48854
(517) 244-7197

Quick Facts
Acres Preserved:  5900
Total Applicants:  146

The application period for the 2018 Farmland and Open Space Programs is closed.  The 2019 cycle is subject to our program being renewed this November with our millage renewal.  Please check back in for more information in December.