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Jake Zwemmer of Roto-Z Dairy- Sanilac County

“Becoming MAEAP verified was not as tough as I thought it would be. If you have things prepared and you already try to take care of the environment yourself, then it won’t be that big of an adjustment. It also was not as expensive as I thought it would be. If you make a lot of changes, yes, but you shouldn’t be making a lot of changes because you should already be thinking about the environment. We were in pretty good shape, so we did not have to make a whole lot of changes. The biggest change and most expensive for us to become MAEAP verified was to pour concrete around our fuel tanks.”

“I don’t like being told what to do and a voluntary program is better. People at MAEAP are great to work with, there was no hurry or push to become MAEAP verified. You can do it on your own time. Then you call them when you think you have it under control and they check everything out. It was a very positive experience working with the people from the MAEAP program. I like that I have a sign that says I am environmentally verified. We try to be good neighbors and good to the environment.”

-Jake Zwemmer, Roto-z-Dairy