Restoring old barns | Living the Country Life

Restoring old barns

Preserve the character of rural America

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Many old barns are just not up to par for modern farming needs, and they're too expensive to maintain as family heirlooms. The Barn Again! program, however, has spiked a renewed interest in preserving the character of rural America by encouraging people to renovate their existing barns instead of building new structures. The program lets landowners take workshops on barn rehabilitation, investigate state grant opportunities, and find contractors that specialize in barn repair. Cash awards are also given to those who can demonstrate that they've implemented creative solutions to turn their old barns into facilities that fit the needs of today's family farm.

Radio Interview Source: John Walter, Editor,

For additional information about the Barn Again! program, we suggest visiting the following links:

Barn Again!: An overview of the Barn Again! program's history and mission.

Barn Again! Award Winners Announced: Learn about the latest winners of the Barn Again! awards.

New Spaces for Old Places: Learn how to update your old barn to fit your current needs.

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