The Michigan Agricultural Environmental Assurance Program this week reached 1,000 verifications!
this 1,000 verification milestone tops off a year of significant
accomplishments for the program. We began 2011 with Governor Snyder
signing Public Acts 1 and 2 of 2011 to codify MAEAP into law. That
action was followed by a major effort within MDARD and partner
organizations to review and update MAEAP standards, ramp up public
outreach and marketing and most importantly focus efforts on the local
level to educate farmers on the many benefits of MAEAP. Michigan
Conservation Districts took the lead locally, doing what they do best:
working one on one within their communities to provide the education and
assistance to move farmers toward the goal of MAEAP verification.
Thank you to everyone who has worked within the MAEAP framework
to achieve this 1,000 verification goal. Over the last decade we have
built a solid, well respected program and have moved the program forward
to achieve the significant accomplishments that we celebrate today.
Wow - just think what we will be able to accomplish in the future!