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Century-Plus-Old Farm Protected Under Easement

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YORK TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - A Washtenaw County farm that has been in the Rogers family for more than a century will remain under agricultural use, thanks to a preservation agreement with the nonprofit Legacy Land Conservancy.

According to reports says the family was the first to establish a farm in the York Township area in the 1800s.

Current owner Kendall Rogers has placed a conservation easement agreement on 159 acres of farmland. Now, 240 of the farm's 460 acres are protected from future development.

Rogers says he and his father farmed the land for a long time, and now his grandson Aaron can continue to farm their land. The farm is about 10 miles south of Ann Arbor.

The Legacy Land Conservancy was founded in 1971 and protects about 5,500 acres.

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