Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP)

Water pollution comes from many sources, and some of it comes from farms. That’s why Barry Conservation District is standing by to help you enroll in the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP). This program offers assistance and recognition to farmers who reduce erosion and runoff from private land into public waters.

This program is free and voluntary. Everything we learn about your farm is 100% confidential. This is guaranteed by state law.

Farmers who earn MAEAP recognition will receive a sign to display on their farm. This sign will show that you are a top steward in your community. You may also benefit from regulatory protections and be at an advantage for additional expert help and cost share. Above all, you will earn an enduring sense of pride and accomplishment for your work.

Click here to schedule a free and 100% confidential visit with your local MAEAP technician to discuss whether this voluntary program is right for you.

There are four categories of recognition:

  • Cropping
  • Livestock
  • Farmstead
  • Forest, Wetlands, and Habitat

MAEAP is free and is a good fit for both large and small farms. Everything we learn about your farm is 100% confidential. This is guaranteed by state law.

You can earn:

  • Recognition as a top steward in the community
  • Regulatory assurances
  • Increased access to cost share and technical assistance
  • An enduring sense of accomplishment and pride

We promise:

  • The program is 100% confidential, guaranteed by state law
  • We will treat you and your farm with respect
  • We will help you with the paperwork and process
  • We will help you leave a legacy for your children

MAEAP recognition is achievable and something to be proud of. Thousands of farms have earned this designation already. Be among the 5% of farms who have earned this designation

We can help you get started any time you want. For a complete list of MAEAP verified farms and to view their location and contact information, click here.

For more information, meet your MAEAP Tech or visit www.maeap.org