MAEAP Verification Training Scheduled in Grand Traverse County
POSTED IN For Members ON 3/20/2015
The Saskatoon Berry Institute of North America is teaming up with the Grand Traverse Conservation District to provide a Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) Orientation program on Thursday, March 26th, 2015 at 6:00 PM at Acme Township Hall near Traverse City, MI.
- MAEAP is a FREE, voluntary, non-regulatory and proactive program that helps farms of all sizes and all commodities prevent or minimize agricultural pollution risks.
- MAEAP addresses environmental risks for the entire farmstead, from safe fuel handling to the proper storage of fertilizers and pesticides as well as record keeping issues related to cropping activities.
- MAEAP follows the Michigan Generally Accepted Agriculture Management Practices (GAAMPs), which are the standards for Right to Farm compliance.
- Verified farms receive:
1) A FREE “This Farm is Environmentally Verified” sign 2) Promotion by press releases 3) Recognition by MDARD 4) Discounts on basic liability insurance (Farm Bureau) 5) And more Additional information can be found at http://natureiscalling.org/restore/farmlands/maeap/ or www.maeap.org If you have interest in MAEAP Verification for your farm, please reply to this email to reserve your seat for this session. The informative presentation may take about 45 minutes. Interested parties can make major progress toward verification if they stay after the presentation for about the same amount of time. There is no charge for this program. Hope to see you there!