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Skandia farm verified by Department of Agriculture


SKANDIA, MI--   A Marquette County farm has been recognized for implementing appropriate pollution prevention practices.  

The recognition comes from the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development’s Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program.  Officials say Headwaters Farm of Skandia is verified in the Cropping, Farmstead, Livestock and Forest, Wetlands, and Habitat Systems. 

The program assists farmers in complying with state and federal environmental regulations and with Right to Farm practices.  Technical assistance was provided by the Marquette Conservation District. 

To become MAEAP verified farmers must attend an educational seminar, conduct a thorough on-farm risk assessment, and develop and implement an action plan addressing potential environmental risks.