MAEAP Messages

Tune in every Wednesday to hear the latest MAEAP Message from Pat Driscoll.

December 26, 2018: MAEAP’s Beginnings: Scott Piggott, Chief Operating Officer at Michigan Farm Bureau, talks about how MAEAP got started.

December 19, 2018: Edge of Field Project 2: Pat continues his interview with Dr.Ehsan Ghane on the Edge of Field Project.

December 12, 2018: Edge of Field Project 1: Pat Driscoll talks with Dr. Ehsan Ghane about the Edge of Field Project.

December 5, 2018: Advisory Council: Ron Bates, Co-Chair of MAEAP’s Advisory Council (AC) talks about the role of the AC.

November 28, 2018: Organic: Steve Schaub, MAEAP Technician for Tuscola Conservation District, talks about certified organic farms involvement with MAEAP.

November 21, 2018: Nature Conservancy: Director of Michigan’s Nature Conservancy, Rich Bowman, talks about the Conservancy’s support of Michigan’s producers.

November 14, 2018: What if there wasn’t a MAEAP program in Michigan?: Dr. Jennifer Read, Director of University of Michigan Water Center, continues her discussion with Pat Driscoll around MAEAP.

November 7, 2018: Western Lake Erie Basin Ripped from the Headlines: Dr. Jennifer Read, Director of the University of Michigan Water Center, talks about the Western Lake Erie Basin and how MAEAP can help.

October 31, 2018: Farmers in the Western Lake Erie Basin: Lindsay Garrison, District Manager for the Lenawee Conservation District, talks about   farmers involvement in MAEAP and other conservation practices.

October 24, 2018: Michigan Corn Growers Association: Jim Zook, Executive Director of the Michigan Corn Growers Association, discusses whether or not companies will need a seal of approval showing they are following sustainable practices.

October 17, 2018: Michigan Milk Producers Association 2: Kendra Kissane continues her discussion with Pat and answers: Will companies buy products from a farm that doesn’t get MAEAP verified in the future?

October 10, 2018: Michigan Milk Producers Association: Kendra Kissane, Sustainability Lead and Coordinator for Michigan Milk Producers Association, talks to Pat about how MAEAP is giving producers greater market access.

October 3, 2018: Michigan Wheat Program:  Executive Director of the Michigan Wheat Program, Jody Pollok-Newsom, talks about the incentives wheat farmers can receive if they become MAEAP verified in the Cropping System.

September 26, 2018: Michigan Cattlemen’s Association: George Quackenbush talks about the Michigan Cattlemen’s Association involvement with MAEAP and Breakfast on the Farm.

September 19, 2018: Michigan Pork Producers: Mary Kelpinski talks about Michigan Pork Producers involvement with MAEAP.

September 12, 2018: MAEAP Message Recap: Pat Driscoll recaps the past 10-weeks of MAEAP message content. Partners will also be featured in the next few weeks.

July 16, 2018: Governor’s Perspective: Pat Driscoll talks with Governor Rick Snyder about the importance of MAEAP.

July 2, 2018: National Perspective: Pat Driscoll looks at MAEAP on a national scale and speaks with a representative from the USDA, who has a special connection to Michigan.

June 25, 2018: Edible Flint: Edible Flint’s site supervisor, Terry McLean talks with Pat Driscoll about how becoming MAEAP verified is an extra credential.

June 18, 2018: Producer Perspective 2: Pat talks with Steve Tennes of Country Mill  on the ease of becoming MAEAP verified.

June 11, 2018: Producer Perspective 1: Pat Driscoll talks to a Jake Zwemmer of Roto-Z Dairy about the MAEAP process.

June 4, 2018: Consumer Perspective: Pat talks to a young mom about what she looks for when she buys food and how a voluntary environmental program, like MAEAP, makes her feel about agriculture and the food she buys.

May 28, 2018: Western Lake Erie Basin Part 2: Pat Driscoll continues his interview with the Director of Ohio SEA Grant,  Dr. Chris WInslow and what is happening in the Western Lake Erie Basin.

May 21, 2018: Western Lake Erie Basin: Dr. Chris Winslow, Director of Ohio SEA Grant, gives listeners a history of the problems around Lake Erie and how we can fix it.

May 14, 2018: History of MAEAP: Joe Kelpinski, Manager of the MAEAP program, gives listeners a brief history of MAEAP.

May 7, 2018: Introduction to MAEAP: Pat Driscoll gives a personal message about the MAEAP program and agriculture.