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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John Cox of Baseline Farm- Washtenaw County

John Cox raises grass-fed beef cattle on a 160-acre farm just south of Baseline Lake. He’s leasing land from a pair of landowners who want to conserve the land for future generations. John shares their interest in caring for the land. In fact, it’s this commitment that made participating in the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance […]

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Bob and Sandy Potter of Tuckers Farm-Lenawee 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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Matt and Kelly Carpenter of Carpenter Farms-Lenawee County

Farming is more than just a business for Matt Carpenter. It’s a way of life. His family has been farming the same land for more than 100 years. Matt enjoys sharing his love of the land and farming with others. That’s what drove him to begin inviting the community to visit Carpenter Farm 20 years […]

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