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Waishkey Bay Farm

Children Planting at the Waishkey Bay Farm

Bay Mills Community College's Waishkey Bay Farm is a 280-acre property being developed as a teaching, research, and incubator facility focusing on sustainable agriculture and food production that is consistent with traditional Anishinaabek values. Current operations include hoop house vegetable production, hosting a community garden, pasture poultry production and processing, domestic blueberry production & novel berry research, tending honeybee hives, raising grass-fed beef, and industrial hemp research. Waishkey Bay Farm has been MAEAP verified since 2013.

Physical address: 10135 W Mills Road, Brimley, MI 49715 (location only, no mail service)

Mailing address: 12214 W Lakeshore Drive, Brimley, MI 49715

Hours:  M-F 8 am – 2 pm; call ahead as we often have off-farm errands

Gitigaan Hall Phone:  (906) 248-1102

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Kat Jacques - Waishkey Bay Farm Manager
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 906-322-1864


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Aamookwe Amy McCoy - Anishinaabe Science and Food Sovereignty Educator
Email: [email protected]


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Dave Corey - Livestock Educator
Email: [email protected]


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Dennis Carrick - Farm & Food Sovereignty Technician
Email: [email protected]


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Tori Smith - Farm Technician
Email: [email protected]

Come grow with us! Spring tilling provided for garden spaces. 3 ft high 4'x8' raised beds available for elders or community members with limited mobility. 1 ft high 4'x8' raised beds available for all community members including those who also opt for larger in-ground garden space. Spring tilling provided for in-ground garden spaces. Hoses available for garden watering. Tools available for community garden use. Farm staff available to assist with garden questions. Free and open to all. Contact Kat at [email protected] or (906) 322-1864 to sign up for garden space.

Apiary/Beekeeping Videos

Beginning Beekeeping videos and resources shared with permission of Beewise Farms. This walks beekeepers through year long care for hives in the Upper Peninsula.


Beef Herd-Share

Overview pdf

Agreement Form

Smith's beef cut sheet

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