The Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) is a voluntary verification program that helps farmers reduce environmental impacts from their operations by providing technical assistance for the design and implementation of conservation plans.

  • Farmers voluntarily enroll in MAEAP and have their farms verified annually for adherence to a list of best practices developed MAEAP staff.
  • To receive MAEAP verification, farmers must attend an educational meeting and work with their local conservation district to assess environmental risks on their property and develop a plan to mitigate these risks.
  • There have been over 5400 MAEAP verifications in Michigan since the program began in 1998.