Sorting Out Land Use Activities Covered Under the Michigan Right to Farm Act

For many communities, the intersection of RTFA, GAAMPS, zoning and the building department is the Bermuda Triangle of land use regulation. Can you pass through it without winding up in court?Wayne WhitmanCarlisle/Wortman Associates has invited Wayne Whitman, environmental manager for the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, to provide a framework for determining which activities are covered under the act, and which aren’t. A question and answer session will follow the presentation. Planning professionals and commissioners, managers, elected officials, zoning administrators and building officials all can find value in the presentation.

  • DATE: Monday, July 25
  • TIME: 7-9 p.m.
  • LOCATION: Washtenaw County building, 705 N. Zeeb Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48107. Just north of I-94. Map


Attendance is limited and you must register in advance to attend. Please register on-line by Monday, July 11, 2016.We will serve light refreshments, but if you are looking for somewhere to dine before the workshop, here is a list of nearby restaurants:Near the Zeeb Road/Jackson Road intersection (south of I-94):

  • Panera Bread
  • The Sports Bar
  • Taco Bell
  • Arby’s
  • Wendy’s
  • Burger King

On Zeeb Road (north of I-94):

  • Grand Traverse Pie Company
  • Metzger’s German Restaurant
  • McDonald’s

Please direct any specific questions about the workshop to Katherine Hoxie , or call her at 734-662-2200.