Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Programupdated: June 2013

The Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) is an innovative, proactive, and voluntary program that helps farms of all sizes and all commodities voluntarily prevent or minimize agricultural pollution risks. 

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How to Get Started with MAEAP

MAEAP: Three-System / Three-Phase ProgramThis comprehensive, voluntary, proactive program is designed to reduce farmers’ legal and environmental risks through a three-phase process: 1) education; 2) farm-specific risk assessment; and 3) on-farm verification that ensures the farmer has implemented environmentally sound practices. The program’s three systems — Farmstead ,Cropping and Livestock — each examine different aspects of the farm. After becoming MAEAP verified, a farm can display a MAEAP sign signifying that MAEAP partners recognize the farm is environmentally assured.

To get started…

  • Attend an Educational Meeting. See the Upcoming Events to locate a MAEAP resource person/booth, or to find a nearby location that has “Phase 1 Educational Session” notated in the description.  


Contact Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program

P.O. Box 30017
Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development
Lansing, Michigan  48909
Phone: (517) 373-9797


Service Area

Statewide Program in:
  • Michigan

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The MAEP program provides education, technical assistance, and verification to help farmers voluntarily prevent agricultural pollution risks.