Carrying and Passing the Torch: Michigan Agricultural Environmental Assurance Program

Environmental protection and restoration can take physical, mental and emotional energy. The Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program provides a way for farms of all sizes and commodities to to prove environmental stewardship. Learn about how MAEAP verified farms are making positive steps in protecting water resources and engage in a restorative group activity and an individual exercise that will revive your enthusiasm and provide you a way to keep your momentum and environmental message going forward.

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Saturday, January 16, 2016 - 12:15pm to 1:05pm
Amy Gilhouse
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.