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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 Newsletter July 2022

MAEAP Announces 2022 Outreach and Promotion Grant Recipients LANSING— Today, the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) announced the recipients of $13,500 in grants to implement MAEAP promotions across Michigan. MAEAP is a voluntary program aimed at helping producers protect the environment by implementing conservation practices on their land. To take part, landowners work together […]

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Upcoming Events

Cover Crop Termination Field Day

850 E. Salzburg Rd.,
Bay City, MI 48706

Cover Crop Termination Field Day Date: Thursday, April 13, 2023 Host: John Burk 850 E. Salzburg Rd., Bay City, MI 48706 Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Join us for a discussion of the equipment, timing, and crop planting considerations of terminating a cover crop. This event is free to 2 RUP credits and 2 […]

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