On Friday, January 12, the Vermont Agricultural Water Quality Partnership (VAWQP) convened for the second annual statewide Vermont Agricultural Water Quality Partnership Meeting. Water conservation and technical assistance professionals met at Vermont Technical College in Randolph to review on-going water quality improvement efforts, hear from leaders on a variety of important topics and network with colleagues. The event was organized by the Vermont Agricultural Water Quality Partnership and hosted by the Vermont Association of Conservation Districts (VACD). The day included reactions to Required Agricultural Practices (RAP) one year since their introduction, a farmer panel hosted by the UVM Extension Service and issue oriented Slam Sessions.
The Vermont Agricultural Water Quality Partnership (VAWQP) is dedicated to collaborating with and supporting agricultural producers in their efforts to improve water quality. VAWQP is comprised of the agencies and organizations that signed the Lake Champlain Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in January 2012. The Partnership seeks to accelerate improved water quality by collaborating to provide outreach, education, technical and financial assistance directly to agricultural producers with respect for each partner’s vision, role and capacity.
For more information on VAWQP visit, http://www.vacd.org/vawqp/
For more specific information on the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets water quality program visit, http://agriculture.vermont.gov/water-quality.