Barn Features

Michigan Farmer, “Be wary of self-proclaimed barn experts,” December, 2016

Battle Creek Enquirer, “Beware of restoration ‘experts’", Oct. 6, 2016

Be sure to check out Michigan Farmer each month for the popular, “Mystery Barn series” and online at www.Farm

DiePresse, “Alte Architektur-Ikonen mit neuen Fans”, October 20, 2015 ( (Austrian newspaper)

Fourth Wall Films, “the Barn Raisers”, interview for a 2016 documentary, October 2015.

Michigan Farm News, Guest Column, January 20, 2015. (forthcoming)

Battle Creek Enquirer, “It’s the people who make barns special,” December, 27, 2014. (

Battle Creek Enquirer, “Your barn may be a diamond in the rough,” May, 24, 2014 (

Michigan Farmer, “Saying 'I do’ on the farm gains popularity", March 2014,

Farmer’s Exchange, “Caution, Code Compliance Keys to Barn Renovation, February 7, 2014

Michigan Farmer, “Mystery Barn Series” ongoing monthly feature, August 2013 –

Out Here, the magazine of Tractor Supply, “Barn Preservation. New Life is Possible for Old Barns.” Spring 2013 issue,

Climax Crescent, March 1, 2013

"Local author working on book about barns," Battle Creek Enquirer, Nov. 6, 2012 (

"Barn Crusader Jan Corey Arnett, '75" (Fall 2012-Winter 2013 edition, page 16)

The Farmer's Exchange, "Repurposing Gives New Life, Beauty to Old Barns," and Advocate Says Barn Restoration is Worth Time, Money." December 28, 2012.

Marion Press Publishing LLC, “One barn, two people, and many admirers.” Nov. 1, 2012,

Farmers’ Advance, “Grandpa’s barn has a new life,” June 20, 2012, 

Michigan Farmer, “The future of Grandpa’s barn,” July 2012,

Scenic Michigan Newsletter, “Signature Barns and Scenic Michigan,” Summer 2012,

Farmers’ Advance, “What should we do with Grandpa’s barn?” July 25, 2012, 

Michigan Farmer, “New uses increase value of old barns,” August 2012,

Farmers’ Advance, “Saving Heritage Barns,” Sept. 1, 2012,

Fair Food Network website,,  “Information Sought on Heritage Barns.” Dec. 2, 2011

Farmers’ Exchange, “Old Barns Contain Hidden Assets” June 3, 2011, (articles were also carried in 2012, dates uncertain)

What You Can Do

If a barn in your area would make a great media feature because it is being given a new life, has an interesting story, or is threatened, let the right people know. Awareness can make a difference. You can make a difference!

Saying "I do" on the farm gains popularity

Michigan Farmer, March 2014, page 61