Earn More Money and Lose Less Soil

Cover Crops Show Your Community You Care About Your Farm!

Farming sometimes feels like working harder and harder to earn less and less. At least that’s how it feels when your precious soil is blowing or washing away into nearby streams. Cover crops, minimum tillage and no-till farming and other conservation tillage practices can make a big difference. These practices protect your soil and stop erosion when the harvest is over — and we can help you get started. Our technicians will sit down with you, roll up their sleeves, and answer your questions. When you are ready to get started, we can point you toward seeds, loaner equipment, and more. We aren’t selling anything!

When you plant cover crops and start no-till farming, 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’ are participating in MAEAP because we recognize the benefit to the environment, our community, and our farming operation. I encourage more farms to pursue verification in MAEAP.”

–Doug Darling, Monroe County Farmer and Member of Michigan Farm Bureau Board of Directors

“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 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