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Michelle Sweeten

District MAEAP Technician

906-632-9611 x111


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    About MAEAP


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

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

    1) Education (Phase 1 events)

    2) Farm-specific risk assessment

    3) On-farm verification that ensures the farmer has implemented environmentally sound practices.

    MAEAP benefits Michigan by:

    • Protecting natural resources using environmentally sound practices.
    • Having emergency plans ready to deal with the unexpected.
    • Using proven scientific standards to protect our air, water and soil.
    • Maximizing natural fertilizer use and reducing use of fertilizers made from fossil fuels.
    • Making good neighbors.
    • Protect the Great Lakes.
    • Ensuring safe storage of fuel, fertilizer and chemicals.
    • Balance efficient production and sound environmental practices.
    • Taking care of the land while making a living from the land.

    The first step for farms to become MAEAP verified is by completing the necessary risk assessments with the Chippewa/Luce/Mackinac Conservation District MAEAP Technician, Michelle Sweeten.  Contact our office if you are interested in MAEAP Verification. Visit www.MAEAP.org for more information.

    This page last updated on 11/27/2017.

    2847 Ashmun St. | Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783 | (906) 635-1278

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