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.
How to Get Started with MAEAP
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 ,Cropping, Livestock 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.
- View three videos on this page of the MAEAP educational sessions for Phase 1 Credit, and submit the form.
- Call the MAEAP office at (517) 284-5609 for more information.
- Talk with your local MAEAP Conservation District Technicians, county Farm Bureau office or Michigan Milk Producers Association field staff.
- Contact the area MSU Extension Educator for your area.
- Contact the MAEAP Verifier for your area.
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