The Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) is an innovative, proactive, and voluntary program that helps farms of all sizes and all commodities voluntarily prevent or minimize agricultural pollution risks. 

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How to Get Started with MAEAP

MAEAP: Three-System / Three-Phase Program This comprehensive, voluntary, proactive program is designed to reduce farmers’ legal and environmental risks through a three-phase process: 1) education; 2) farm-specific risk assessment and practice implementation; and 3) on-farm verification that ensure the farmer has implemented environmentally sound practices. The program’s four systems — Farmstead ,CroppingLivestock and the newly developed Forest, Wetlands and Habitats System  — each examine different aspects of the farm. After becoming MAEAP verified, a farm can display a MAEAP sign signifying that MAEAP partners recognize the farm is environmentally assured.

To get started:

  • Attend an educational meeting. See the upcoming events to locate a MAEAP resource person/booth, or to find a nearby location that has “Phase 1 Educational Session” notated in the description.  




  • MAEAP Overview

  • Join MAEAP farmer Scott Lonier of Shady Lodge Farms and Earl Krom of the Clinton Conservation District.

  • Join MAEAP farmer Larry Lee of Larry Lee Farms and Tom Wert discuss the process of becoming verified straight from the farmer.

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