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EMS for farmers

P2 experts:

I am interested in whether any states or agriculture trade associations have looked at applying an environmental management system to farms.  
Also, has any group looked into using ISO 14001 for farms or agribusinesses?  Michigan is looking at an agricultural assurance program for animial feeding operations, which goes beyond Farm-A-Syst to encompass compliance and pollution prevention of point and non-point sources. Has anyone adopted or developed an incentive program that covers management, P2 and compliance for farms?


Wendy Fitzner
Pollution Prevention
Environmental Assistance
Department of Environmental Quality
333 S. Capitol
P.O. Box 30457
Lansing, MI  48909-7957

phone:  517/373-8798
fax:       517-335-4729
website:  www.deq.state.mi.us/ead/p2sect/