Click on the links below for outreach and educational materials related to water quality and the Required Agricultural Practices (RAPs).
Summary of the Required Agricultural Practices- This is a guidance document that summarizes the RAPs, but the full rule should be referenced for siting requirements, setbacks, as well as exemptions and variances.
Complete Summary Booklet of the Required Agricultural Practices- This is a complete 12 page booklet which summarizes the RAPs and includes many of the factsheets within.
What Farm Size Am I? - This document can assist farmers in determining whether they are a Small Farm Operation, a Certified Small Farm Operation, or if their farm does not meet the definition of farming operations who must follow the RAPs.
Farm Size Classification- This document outlines the thresholds for all farm sizes that are required to follow the RAPs; Small Farm Operations (SFO), Certified Small Farm Operations (CSFO), Medium Farm Operations (MFO), and Large Farming Operations (LFO).
Stream versus Ditch Factsheet- This factsheet discusses geomorphic determinations of surface water and ditches so farmers can determine whether they are required to establish a 25 or 10 foot buffer on annual crop fields as required by the RAPs.
Technical and Financial Assistance- This document summarizes technical and financial assistance for farmers implementing water quality conservation practices and provides contact information for various programs offering technical and financial assistance.