MBPN Expert Articles

The following references have been provided to assist in answering some of the most common questions and issues facing MBPN members and friends as they ponder their projects.  The essays and tips have been provided by experts in rural preservation and should be considered as a support guide.

New – Status of Barn Preservation Funding as of 12/18/20

New – Why Are Barns Red by Keith Anderson

Finding Someone to Fix Your Barn by Tom Irrer

Adapting Barns by Chuck Bultman

Insuring Michigan Barns by Julie Avery

Barns & Historic Preservation Tax Incentives 

Property Taxes & Restored Barns by Gary Howell

Kalkaska Feed and Supply barn; Kalkaska, Michigan