BARN PRESERVATION CONFERENCE SCHEDULED DURING 90TH ANNUAL ANR WEEK
posted on February 3, 2005 12:05pm
Contact: Laura Probyn
EAST LANSING, Mich.—Barn owners and history enthusiasts can focus on preserving Michigan’s barns, farmsteads and rural communities at the Michigan Barn Preservation Network (MBPN) conference, March 11-12 at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center at Michigan State University.
The conference, part of the 90 th annual Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) Week program at MSU, begins March 11 at 9:30 a.m. with a tour of four local barns that have been converted to non-agricultural uses. A documentary on barns will be offered at a dinner following the tour.
Participants can attend educational workshops on March 12 beginning at 9 a.m. The workshops include topics such as hay cars, barn electricity, Michigan land use, converting a barn to a house, insuring a barn and barn rehabilitation.
An exhibit room featuring books, art and other products available for sale will be open March 11 from 4 to 9 p.m. and March 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The MSU College of Agriculture and Natural Resources sponsors ANR Week.