“Practices that MAEAP asks you to do are things you should be doing anyways to be a good steward of the land.”

– Caleb Herrygers, Herrygers Farms, LLC – Oceana County

Michigan is the second most agriculturally diverse state.  As a result, a one-size-fits-all approach to environmental protection simply does not work on Michigan farms.  MAEAP effectively overcomes this challenge by offering areas of concentration known as systems.  Each system focuses on a different aspect of farming operation.  Farmers can become verified in all systems applicable to their farm.  The systems are:        

Farmstead

Cropping

Livestock

Forest, Wetlands, and Habitat