Let’s Have a Conversation About Conservation

Show Your Community You Care About Your Farm!

It’s heartbreaking when farms and open land gets developed. It’s also bad for the environment. That’s why the State of Michigan and nonprofit conservation organizations have a range of programs to can help you stabilize your finances, protect your land, and keep the developers at bay. These programs include CRP, CREP, conservation easements, and other cost-share and technical support programs.

But which ones are right for you? We can help you figure that out! Our technicians will sit down with you, roll up their sleeves, and point you in the right direction on the options that make the most sense for you. Our assistance is 100% free and confidential. We aren’t selling anything.

When you protect your land, 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 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

“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