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

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We are here to help and recognize farmers who reduce erosion and runoff from private land into public waters.

You can earn:

  • Recognition as a top steward in the community
  • Regulatory protections
  • Preferred consideration for technical assistance and cost share
  • An enduring sense of accomplishment and pride

We promise:

  • The program is 100% confidential, guaranteed by state law
  • We will treat you and your business with respect
  • We will help you with the paperwork and the process
  • We will help you leave a legacy for your children

MAEAP recognition is:

  • Achievable. Thousands of farms have earned this designation already
  • Something to be proud of. Be among the top 5% of farms who have earned this designation so far

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Farmstead System

The Farmstead System reviews potential risks at the farm site. This includes a review of chemical, fuel and pesticide storage, and wells. It may also include manure storage on livestock farms. This system is applicable to all farms.

Cropping System

The Cropping System reviews production practices that occur wherever crops are grown on the farm. It reviews risks associated with pesticide and nutrient application, erosion control, and record keeping.

Livestock System

The Livestock System reviews practices related to livestock production. This includes manure storage, transfer and land application, record keeping, feed storage, and lot management. It relates to all types of livestock produced on the farm.

Forest, Wetlands & Habitat System

The Forest, Wetlands & Habitat System reviews management practices relating to areas on the farm with woodlands, wetlands, and other types of managed habitats. This review looks at the management plans created for all of these land uses to promote and ensure sustainable practices are being implemented.

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MAEAP Launches Website Redesign

LANSING—Today, the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) announced the launch of its new, redesigned website, www.MAEAP.org. The new site puts more focus on user experience by including a convenient top navigation, responsive design, and in-depth search capabilities. “We’re very excited to launch the new site,” said Joe Kelpinski, MAEAP Program Manager. “Our responsibility is […]

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Upcoming Events

Wildlife Habitat Workshop


10423 S. Nichols Rd., Gaines, MI 48436

Topics include: • Grassland and forest management • Wetland benefits • NRCS cost-share programs • MAEAP for Forest, Wetlands, & Habitat and more! RSVP at anastasia.williams@macd.org or call (810) 230-8766 EXT. 3 by July 26th

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