Meat & Dairy Information

The Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets is thankful for the contributions of farmers and food processors to the food supply during the pandemic. The Agency also considers the health and safety of our food, farmers, families and communities to be of paramount importance.  As such, we’d like to remind all  that the Governor’s face covering and social distancing requirements must be complied with during farm and food processing facility inspections. Face coverings must be worn by farmers and food processors and their employees, vendors, and consultants at all times during inspections conducted by Agency staff. A distance of 6’ must be maintained between individuals whenever possible.  

All businesses must change processes and work environments to meet the strict social distancing requirements included in the phased restart Work Safe guidance. In instances where non-critical businesses are unable to comply with the strict 6-foot social distancing requirement, they may not be able to open at this time — even under the Phased Work Safe Guidance. Critical businesses unable to meet the requirement must implement other protective measures, such as separating work stations with physical barriers, in an effort to protect their workers.  Ignoring these safety requirements violates the law.

Thank you for all you are doing for Vermont. Be safe.


COVID-19 information for meat and dairy farmers and processors.

Contact Information

Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets

116 State Street
Montpelier, Vt 05620-2901


Program Contacts

  • Media Inquiries                      802.622.4662
  • Licensing & Registration        802.828.2436
  • Business Development          802.828.1619
  • Feed, Seed, Fertilizer & Lime  802.828.5050
  • Working Lands                    802.622.4477
  • Public Health & Resource Management                802.828.2431
  • Laboratory                                  802.585.6073
  • Animal Health                        802.828.2421
  • Dairy                              802.828.2433
  • Consumer Protection / Weights & Measures                           802.828.2433
  • Produce Program                  802.522.7811
  • Meat Inspection                    802.828.2426
  • Water Quality                               802.828.2431
    • Grants                                  802.622.4098
    • Enforcement                                802.828.2431
    • Reports                                      802.272.0323
    • BMP's                                      802.828.3474
  • Act 250                          802.828.2431 
  • Pesticide                        802.828.2431