Started in 1998, MAEAP is a voluntary program that recognizes farmers who are top stewards of their land. MAEAP helps farmers adopt cost-effective practices that reduce erosion and runoff into ponds, streams, and rivers. This, in turn, helps farmers comply with state and federal laws. The program includes four steps:
MAEAP is open to all Michigan farmers. You can start MAEAP at any time. Farmers who start or receive recognition by certain dates will be at an advantage for cost share, grants, and other assistance programs.
Thousands of farmers have already received their MAEAP designations. Earn yours today!
Leelanau County MAEAP Technician, Adam Brown, 231-256-9783 x 268, email@example.com
Getting verified in the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) shows peers and neighbors the high level of commitment to agricultural stewardship and protecting the environment. MAEAP has four systems that address different aspects of the farm: Farmstead; Cropping; Livestock; and the newly developed Forest, Wetlands and Habitat System.
Each looks at different practices depending on site-specific management and production practices and associated risks.