Dan Busby is a MAEAP verifier. He currently verifies the following counties: Antrim, Leelanau, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Crawford, Manistee, Wexford, Missaukee, Mason, Lake, Oceana, Newaygo, Muskegon, Ottawa, and Kent.
What do you do as a verifier?
“I work with many technicians and partners to assist the local farm community to implement MAEAP on their farm. I feel my job as a verifier is to be that third set of eyes reviewing everything on the farm and in the field that is pertinent to potential environmental risks.”
How do you help farmers?
“I assist growers to identify and reduce environmental risks on the farm and in the field.”
Why do you enjoy your job?
“I meet with the best of the best every day. We are all trying to do the same thing, make Michigan agriculture as productive and sustainable as possible without compromising our environmental quality.”
Dan attended Northern Michigan University and received a degree in Conservation and Land Use Planning. He has been a MAEAP Verifier since October 1, 2012.
Dan is a self-proclaimed fishing guru.