Helping Farmers Protect Water Quality

Helping Farmers Protect Water Quality
Amy Gilhouse, National Fish and Wildlife Federation

Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) provides a way for farms of all sizes to prove to their communities that they are in compliance with state and federal regulations to protect water resources. More than 2,300 Michigan Farms are now MAEAP verified. The first step in becoming MAEAP verified is to attend a MAEAP phase I meeting. Come to this session to learn more about this important program and how the MAEAP process begins.

Amy Gilhouse, National Fish and Wildlife Federation
Amy Gilhouse has worked throughout Lenawee, Monroe and Washtenaw Counties assisting Michigan producers in moving their farms to MAEAP (Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program) Verification. Amy's outreach and education has included coordinating water quality workshops in the Saginaw Bay, Detroit River and in Lake Erie aboard the Appledore IV Tall Ship taking Michigan farmers out on the Great Lakes to learn the current issues of our Great Lakes. She has also taken over 100 farmers out to OSU's Stone Lab to learn the science behind the harmful algae blooms.