Ron Stadler of Stadler Farms- Monroe County

Ron Stadler’s family has been farming since 1896. He’s proud to carry on the family farming tradition and does what he can to care for his land so it stays healthy and productive. That’s why Ron decided to get involved with the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP). A voluntary program, MAEAP helps Michigan farmers […]

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Megan DeLeeuw of Hand Sown Farm- Washtenaw County

Megan DeLeeuw started Hand Sown Farm in 2010 as a first-generation farmer. Although she scaled back in 2017 to focus on raising hoop house heirloom tomatoes, her commitment to farming remains strong. She shares her passion with others through her job with the Washtenaw County Conservation District.  Megan’s work with farmers is a major reason […]

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Denny Person of Person Farms, LLC- Hillsdale County

Denny Person took over the family dairy farm from his father in 2010. Some things have changed, like switching to beef cattle and growing beans, corn, and wheat. What hasn’t changed is Denny’s love for the land. That’s why Denny joined the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP). A voluntary program, MAEAP helps Michigan farmers […]

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Bob and Sandy Potter of Tuckers Farm-Monroe County

Bob Potter and his wife Sandy are keeping a family tradition alive at Tuckers Farm, a vegetable farm started by Sandy’s grandparents in 1919. They take pride in their farm and doing what they can to reduce their impact on the land. That’s why they participate in the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP). A […]

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Jake Zwemmer of Roto-Z Dairy- Sanilac County

“Becoming MAEAP verified was not as tough as I thought it would be. If you have things prepared and you already try to take care of the environment yourself, then it won’t be that big of an adjustment. It also was not as expensive as I thought it would be.  If you make a lot […]

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Jim Stutzman of Stutzman Farms- Lenawee County

Times have changed since Jim Stutzman started farming in 1969.  He wants to do everything he can to promote farming in his community. That’s why he decided to participate in the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP). A voluntary program, MAEAP helps Michigan farmers adopt cost-effective practices that reduce erosion and runoff into ponds, streams, […]

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