Erin Satchell is a MAEAP verifier. He currently verifies the following counties: Keweenaw, Houghton, Ontonagon, Gogebic, Baraga, Iron, Marquette, Dickinson, Alger, Delta, Menominee, Schoolcraft, Luce, Mackinac, Chippewa, Emmet, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Presque Isle, Otsego, Montmorency, Alpena, Oscoda, Alcona, Roscommon, Ogemaw, and Iosco.
What do you do as a verifier?
“There are a lot of different facets of my job. I make the final site visits for those seeking MAEAP verification. I help with training new technicians. I am a resource for the technicians in my area when they have a question or encounter something new. I help at events; sometimes giving a presentation or staffing a booth.”
How do you help farmers?
“I am part of a team that brings practical and valuable information to farmers. Our customers want to farm in ways that will be productive and sustainable and we assist them in achieving that goal.”
Why do you enjoy your job?
“My co-workers are wonderful, my work is meaningful, and I cover Northern Michigan!”
Erin grew up in Tuscola County, where he farmed into his 30’s. He attended Michigan Technological University receiving his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and his Master of Science in Environmental Engineering. Erin loves to travel, especially if it’s an adventure. His three sons are the best – look out, world!
Erin is building a wooden sailboat. He is now taking reservations for the maiden voyage; estimated launch window is spring of 2018-2028.