Livestock and agricultural regulations and techniques

Program or Topic Area Leader

Bruce Washburn


- To protect Michigan's surface and ground waters from activities commonly associated with agriculture, focusing on animal agriculture.
- To assist farmers and agricultural leaders in understanding the importance of properly managing material that could deteriorate Michigan's water resources.
- To promote practices and compliance with permits to ensure farms are taking an active role in protecting Michigan's water resources.

Program Expertise

  • Physical — Water Quality

Primary Stakeholder Audience

  • Agriculture practitioners

Program Focus

Provide permit compliance for permitted animal agriculture farms and investigate potential water quality concerns as it relates to agriculture.