Appendix C: Top Michigan Counties with
Farmland Development Rights Agreements

 

 

Land in

% of

% of Land

 

 

 

Farms

Land in

Classified as

Urban

County

Acres

(1992)

Program

"Other"

Class

 

 

 

 

 

 

Huron

329,411

438,914

75.1%

11.2%

Rural

Sanilac

254,752

444,407

57.3%

20.3%

Rural

Lenawee

226,773

336,273

67.4%

23.9%

Collar

Tuscola

225,520

324,111

69.6%

20.6%

Rural

Gratiot

199,219

277,400

71.8%

17.2%

Rural

Saginaw

198,556

318,125

71.8%

23.8%

Central

Clinton

132,039

256,236

51.5%

23.3%

Collar

Branch

129,062

227,665

56.7%

23.4%

Rural

Calhoun

123,741

244,927

50.5%

30.6%

Central

Hillsdale

112,619

231,557

48.6%

29.8%

Rural

St. Joseph

112,261

234,823

47.8%

15.0%

Rural

Shiawassee

103,634

236,799

43.8%

25.1%

Rural

Ionia

100,976

254,793

39.6%

19.0%

Rural

Other Counties of Interest

Bay

98,642

181,052

54.5%

24.9%

Collar

Genesee

39,947

137,082

29.1%

53.4%

Central

Grand Traverse

13,965

66,789

20.9%

22.7%

Rural

Ingham

96,578

193,688

49.9%

35.7%

Central

Jackson

68,492

210,638

32.5%

42.8%

Collar

Kalamazoo

60,865

154,482

39.4%

41.3%

Central

Kent

56,735

190,706

29.7%

41.3%

Central

Macomb

6,325

70,306

9.0%

58.8%

Collar

Midland

48,843

89,173

54.8%

24.6%

Collar

Monroe

86,032

217,095

39.6%

30.6%

Collar

St. Clair

30,261

181,569

16.7%

45.8%

Collar

Washtenaw

74,139

188,958

39.2%

45.5%

Central

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Real Estate Division, May 4, 1998.