Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP)

Soil Health and Regenerative Ag Field Day

August 26th, 2022 9:00am - 1:00pm

MAEAP Phase 1 Educational Event

Location: Drumhiller Farms 

8617 Gordon rd. Parma, MI 49269

Please RSVP to Jarrod Rhoades at 989-413-4074 or jarrod.rhoades@macd.org.

Free to attend, lunch is provided!

Agenda Topics:

The benefits of pasture based regenerative agriculture - Nathan Drumhiller

Invasive Species ID and best mangment practices - Dr.Shikha Singh

Managing and utilizing cover crops for healthier soils - Dr. Brook Wilke

MAEAP overview and updates - Shelby Burlew

Concludes with a farm tour of Drumhiller Farms after lunch

*Legislative updates during lunch- Michigan Farm Bureau

*Conservation District updates during lunch - Steve Law

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

This comprehensive, voluntary, proactive program is designed to reduce farmers' legal and environmental risks through a three-phase process:

1.) Education

2.) Farm-specific assessment

3.) On-site farm verification

The on-farm verification ensures the farmer has implemented environmentally sound practices.

The program's three systems (Cropping, Farmstead, 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.  Visit the MAEAP website.

To meet our MAEAP technician go to our Board and Staff page to learn more!