SwissLane became a Centennial Farm in 2015 . We know that with reward comes responsibility. Our goal is making sure that 100 years from now our family will have the same or greater opportunities than we have today. We believe it is our responsibility and calling to be stewards of the land. That's just common sense when you make a living off the land. Yet, its more than that- we live here, we work here, and we raise our family here. Our commitment to the land is not just about growing crops but growing relationships- with other landowners and neighbors- and growing our families and our business which will result in growing our community.
We know that as farmers reach retirement age it means so much to keep their land in the family and in production. That’s why we provide a way for you to maintain the family farm. Through your relationship with SwissLane Farms, you will be preserving your family values and farmland at the same time.
Our Services Include:
Taking care of your land.
Paying fair rent on time.
Tilling, planting, and harvesting on time.
Communicating actively, keeping you informed.
The Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) is an innovative, proactive, and voluntary program that helps farms of all sizes and all commodities voluntarily prevent or minimize agricultural pollution risks. When the Michigan Department of Agriculture created the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program in 2000 we knew it was a good fit for SwissLane and pursued certification right away. Little did we know about the journey we had begun. By 2007 we finally received verification in the Livestock System(known to be the hardest of all 3 Systems) and in 2010 the Cropping System was completed. We got through a re-certification every 3 years.
This program is a voluntary and proactive program that creates a partnership between farmers and our government agencies. And we believe that is why MAEAP brings positive solutions to Michigan’s agricultural communities.