Be Sure About Your Manure Management

Show Your Community You Care About Your Farm and Their Water!

Manure. It’s natural, it’s inevitable. In the right place and the right time, it’s fertilizer. In the wrong place at the wrong time, it’s pollution. That’s why our technicians are ready to sit down with you, roll up their sleeves, and help you think through your manure management options. We can help you make smart choices about how to store manure, and when and where to spread it. Once you have a manure management plan in place, we can point you towards cost-share and technical assistance. Our assistance is 100% free and confidential. We aren’t selling anything.

When you start managing your manure, you’re well on your way towards earning recognition in the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program, that’s MAEAP for short. Here’s what MAEAP is all about.

Click the button below to request a free and 100% confidential visit from your local MAEAP technician to discuss whether this voluntary program is right for you.

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What others are saying

“We believe electively opting to participate in MAEAP… will help farmers keep up with the rapid pace of environmental and sustainability-based industry changes… The fourth generation is now learning and preparing for their future as we all try to leave our farmstead better than we found it.”

Bruce and Jennifer Lewis of Pleasant View Dairy, members of Michigan Milk Producers Association and 2013 Michigan State University Dairy Farmers of the Year

“Farming is my heritage. My dad was a small-scale farmer like I am. Being raised that way, I always wanted to be involved in farming. MAEAP is a very good program and I encourage other farmers to join in to assure the public they care about the environment.”

–Richard Janssens, Monroe Township

“We worked hard to get verified! Cattle needed to be fenced out of the streams, stream crossings needed to be provided, and watering sited established. At the Farmstead, we installed new fueling stations and chemical storage, among other things. But it was worth it in the end and we feel great about this accomplishment.”

Ken and Pat Brown, Kitty Kurtis Farm, Greenwood Township