Agricultural Preservation

Through Grand Rapids Community Foundation, MEDF made a $100,000 pledge to establish the Agricultural Preservation Endowment.  This fund helps pay family farmers the development value of their property to keep farmland in production and control commercial development.


Agriculture has deep "roots" in both the Davenport and Sneden family backgrounds.  M.E. Davenport (below), rides the haywagon pulled by two of his grown children on their family farm in Crystal, Michigan ca. 1942.