Three MSU farms earn environmental certification

Three MSU farms have earned the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) Certification.

July 2, 2014

Dr. Dan Buskirk and undergraduate student pose with new sign.

The MAEAP certification is an innovative, proactive, and voluntary program that helps farms of all sizes and all commodities voluntarily prevent or minimize agricultural pollution risks. The Beef Cow-Calf, Swine, and Beef Cattle Teaching and Research Farms earned this certification and can now proudly display the MAEAP signs. The MAEAP Livestock System primarily focuses on environmental issues related to livestock activities, including manure handling, storage and field application, as well as conservation practices to protect water and prevent soil erosion. The Livestock System targets all Michigan livestock farms, regardless of species or size. The Livestock System concentrates on production and conservation practices, equipment, structures and management activities associated with animal production

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