To become MAEAP verified farmers must complete three comprehensive steps which include attending an educational seminar, conducting an on-farm risk assessment, and passing a third party on-farm verification.
Farms can be verified in four systems: livestock, farmstead, cropping and the new system for forests, wetlands and habitats. Currently there are over 3,000 verifications with 67 right here in Gratiot County.
For more information about MAEAP, or how to get involved, you can check out the MAEAP website at www.maeap.com or contact Lindsey Martin at the Gratiot Conservation District at (989) 875-3900 Ext. 3