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 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’ 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