Barn Decision making

One of the most frequently asked questions is – Where can I get money to fix my barn? Unfortunately, few barn organizations have the resources or desire, frankly, to make complication-laden private grants, and there are a limited number of state grant programs.

Better understanding and teamwork are needed among barn organizations, insurance providers, realtors, zoning officials, developers, barn repair people, and the general public to have an information-rich toolbox of skills and options for making decisions in the best interest of both barns and barn owners.

Grandpa's Barn


This tiny log barn in Michigan's Menominee County was built by my Grandpa Palmer at the turn of the last century on the farm where my mother was raised. The barn is featured in the 2011-release book by Jerry R. Davis, Michigan Barns, Et Cetera, Rural Buildings of the Great Lake State.