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Dairy Marketing & Branding Services Grant RFA

The Northeast Dairy Business Innovation Center (NE-DBIC) announces the availability of funds through the Dairy Marketing and Branding Services Grant Program, which will provide grants for established value-added dairy processors to access professional marketing and branding services to elevate their businesses. Projects funded through this program will focus on access to professional services in order to implement marketing tactics, brand improvements, and overall strategy. Grants are available to applicants in all New England states, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.

Dairy Marketing & Branding Services Grant Q&A

13 April 2021
This document is a compilation of questions and answers the Northeast Dairy Business Innovation Center has received about this grant opportunity. This document will be updated regularly. Please be sure to read the full request for applications for the complete details of this funding opportunity.

VDIA - Milk Quality Award Criteria

13 April 2021
Vermont Dairy Industry Association
Criteria for determining Vermont’s Highest Quality Milk Awards emphasize and honor achievement of a benchmark of quality, with recognition for all producers who attain a stringent, all-inclusive level of quality.

COVID-19 Testing Guidelines for Farm Workers

12 February 2021
One of the biggest threats to the safety of your farm workers is the arrival of a new worker from another state. With Vermont’s relatively low rate of infection, an in-state worker is not as high risk but those coming from areas of higher infection rates are. Here are some basic precautions recommended by the Vermont Department of Health to avoid infection spreading through the workers in your farm.

VCAAP Impact Report

09 February 2021
The Vermont State Legislature appropriated Coronavirus Relief Funds for the Vermont COVID-19 Agriculture Assistance Program (VCAAP) in Act 138 (S.351), Act 137 (H. 966), Act 120 (H.961), and Act 154 (H.969). The purpose of these grants was to stabilize agricultural businesses and organizations based on their lost revenues and expenses related to business interruption caused by the COVID-19 public health emergency. Learn more about VCAAP applications and awards in this report.

Vermont Agriculture and Food System Strategic Plan 2021 - 2030

08 February 2021
VT Food System Strategic Plan 2021 - 2030
The Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund (VSJF) was designated by the Vermont Legislature in 2009 to serve as the administrator of the Farm to Plate Investment Program, with the aim of strengthening Vermont’s food system over ten years

2021 Vermont Specialty Crop Block Grant Program Request For Applications (RFA)

19 January 2021
The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets announces the availability of grant funds for the purpose of enhancing the competitiveness of Vermont specialty crops including fruits and tree nuts; vegetables; culinary herbs, spices, and medicinal plants; nursery, floriculture, horticulture, and Christmas trees; honey; hops; maple syrup; and mushrooms. Projects funded through this grant program must benefit more than one specialty crop business, individual, or organization.


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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