Our local farmers can learn more about implementing conservation practices and planning for the future through these recommended farmer resources by our MAEAP technician.
Farmer-Led Watershed Conservation - Farmers helping farmers adopt best management practices to improve soil health, increase crop yields, reduce farm input costs, reduce nutrient loss, and improve water quality in the Western Lake Erie Basin.
Farmers for Soil Health - The Soy Checkoff, Pork Checkoff, and National Corn Growers Association lead Farmers for Soil Health, which advances the use of soil health practices like cover crops to help improve farmer profitability.
MI Farm Link - MIFarmLink arose out of a need for additional ways to address the changing demographics of farming and rapidly disappearing farmland. The program aims to help preserve Michigan farms and farming by shepherding prime farmland from its current stewards into the hands of the next generation and help these new farmers fill this vital role and be successful.