MAEAP Launches Website Redesign

Agency: Agriculture and Rural Development

For immediate release: July 8, 2019
Contact: Joe Kelpinski, 517-284-5608
Media Contact: Jessy Sielski, 517-284-5725

LANSING—Today, the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) announced the launch of its new, redesigned website, www.MAEAP.org. The new site puts more focus on user experience by including a convenient top navigation, responsive design, and in-depth search capabilities.

“We’re very excited to launch the new site,” said Joe Kelpinski, MAEAP Program Manager. “Our responsibility is to provide the best customer service to our producers, partners, and stakeholders. This new site makes it easier for us to provide the information our customers need.”  

MAEAP partnered with CiesaDesign, a Lansing-based company, to create a user-friendly site by implementing several new features, including a resource library, educational sessions, news, and even a “meet the verifiers” section.

Also, on the new website, visitors can subscribe to the MAEAP newsletter or request a free farm visit.

For more information about MAEAP and to check out the new and improved website, visit www.MAEAP.org.

For additional information, contact MAEAP Program Manager Joe Kelpinski at 517-284-5608.

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About MAEAP:

MAEAP is a collaborative effort of farmers, commodity organizations, universities, conservation districts, conservation and environmental groups, and state and federal agencies.  Michigan conservation districts house technicians that provide technical assistance to assist farmers as they move through the MAEAP process toward verification. An average of 5,000 Michigan farmers attend educational programs annually, 10,000 Michigan farms have started the verification process and over 5,000 verifications have taken place to date.

MAEAP allows farmers to work toward verification at their own pace, best managing time and resources. The program encompasses four systems designed to help producers evaluate the environmental risks of their operation. Each system – Livestock, Farmstead, Cropping, and Forest, Wetlands and Habitat – examines a different aspect of a farm, as each has a different environmental impact. The four systems allow producers to comprehensively evaluate any or all aspects of their farm operations to mitigate environmental risks.

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