Reduce Your Runoff, Increase Your Income

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

If runoff is carrying your soil away, that can be an expensive problem for you. And because that runoff can carry pesticide, fertilizer, manure, and spilled fuel it’s a problem for everyone downstream, too. That’s why our technicians are ready to sit down with you, roll up their sleeves, and help you think through your options to reduce and clean up the runoff from your farm. We can help you make smart choices about streamside buffers, cover crops, no-till, filter strips, fuel tanks, and related techniques. Once you have a runoff control plan in place, we can point you towards cost-share and technical assistance. Our services are is 100% free and confidential. We aren’t selling anything.

When you start work on preventing agricultural runoff, 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

“I’ve been a farmer all my life. My first experience driving machinery on the farm was when I was 10 years old. It’s my goal to turn [the farm] over to my children in better than it was when I got it. Over the years my sons and I have put many [conservation practices] to use on the farm.”

–Wayne Dinius, Wayne Dinius Farm

“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

“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