Promoting Appreciation, Preservation, and Rehabilitation of Michigan Barns, Farmsteads, and Rural Communities

Established 1995

Important Dates

Fourth Wall Films debuts their new film “The Barn Raisers” in Iowa.

MBPN will debut the film at the Annual Conference in May.

MBPN was a contributor and participant in this film.

Ohio film teaser

Iowa film teaser

This DVD is now available for purchase. Please click here!

2016 Fall Barn & Color Tour

For details of the tour please click here for the Fall Newsletter.


Frequently Asked

“What does it cost to restore my barn”? Our frequently asked questions page provides answers.


Keep up on the latest in our calendar of events.  Go to Events to see a full calendar, or choose an event from the drop down list of the “Event” menu button.


Membership in MBPN provides a number of benefits, but not limited to, discounts, newsletters and priority registration for events.


Access to our resources includes listings and images of Barns of the Year, Pride of Ownership awardees, Contractor listings and Event Bars.


As a part of our ongoing efforts to provide outreach and educational programs to further community involvement the MBPN will continue to build efforts like Teamwork & Timbers.

Contact Us

Visit our Contact page to submit a question or comment using our contact form. Specific contact details for our board members is provided on our About page.


Help support and promote the MBPN with a purchase from our Products page.

Board Only

Access to our Board Only page is secured by password.

The Granary has found a new Home!

MBPN has completed the sale of the Granary to a family in Bruce Township, Michigan.

Click here for details of the Granary project.

2017 Barn of the Year

Download the 2017 Barns of the Year Press Release.

Submissions for 2017 Barn of the Year are now being accepted.  Click on the links below to download both required forms.  Complete and submit the forms and supporting documents as directed.

Nominations must be postmarked by March 24th.  The awards will be presented at the MBPN Annual Conference in May each year.

Additional information and guidance for completing the survey form can be found at the Michigan Barn & Farmstead Survey website.

2016 Barns of the Year

Pleasant View Ranch featured in Hereford World article.