We verify farms and farmers in environmentally assured practices. The MAEAP program is a statewide Michigan program, functioning to ensure our farmers are marketable and consistent with conservation efforts. Implementing conservation practices and designing effective farm plans are both important aspects of maintaining the economy in Allegan County. If you are a producer of any size or commodity, reach out to our MAEAP technician, Mike Ludlam, to see how you can get verified!
The NRCS is a part of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) that works with landowners to offer technical assistance and cost share opportunities to implement on the ground conservation across the United States. The Allegan Conservation District works closely with the NRCS to implement conservation practices across Allegan county.
The Forestry Program, made available through the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has two components: The Forestry Assistance Program and the Qualified Forestry Program. Take a look at the program pages or contact our Forester, Ben Savoie, to learn more.