Water Quality

NMP Update Working Session with Orleans NRCD

The Orleans County Conservation District will offer three nutrient management plan update sessions to producers who have taken the UVM nutrient management planning class. 

We will provide assistance and quiet space for you to get your update done!  The update sessions will take place at our Newport office in the USDA Service Center at 59 Waterfront Plaza from 10 am to 3 pm on the following dates:

Friday, December 6th, 2019

Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

Wednesday, December 11th, 2019


PLEASE RSVP!  Please let us know if you are coming so that we can plan accordingly.


Call 802-624-7022 or email emily.irwin@vt.nacdnet.net

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

Horse Manure Management: Do's and Donuts

Join the Winooski NRCD for coffee and donuts in Jericho this September. We will discuss what the state’s Required Agricultural Practices means for horse owners and then tour a horse owner’s manure composting bins to learn what does and doesn’t work. Bring your questions and concerns. Register here.


Saturday September 21st. 9 am – 11 am.

Jericho, VT.

FreeEvent . 

Two Water Quality Training Credits available to farmers.


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Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 9:00am to 11:00am

What to Know Before You Grow Hemp - Newport

Interested in learning more about the basics of growing hemp in Vermont?  Join the Orleans County Natural Resources Conservation District and representatives from NRCS, UVM, Northeast Kingdom Hemp, VAAFM, Vermont Cannabis Solutions & a local farmer panel to discuss growing hemp, from field planning to market access.  

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RSVP REQUIRED 802-334-6090 x 7008 or 

American Legion Post 21

35 Veterans Avenue


Friday, April 19, 2019 - 12:30pm to 4:30pm

Tile Drain Informational Session - Montpelier


Kellog-Hubbard Library, Montpelier VT 
Cost: FREE 

Are you a farmer with questions about the new tile drain rules? Come learn from experts in the field about best management practices for farms with existing tile drainage, regulation for installing new tile and nutrient management resources. The day will feature speakers from the Agency of Agriculture, UVM Extension and the Winooski Conservation District. We are eager to answer your questions and to provide resources to help both your farm and the quality of our Vermont waters thrive.  

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2 Water Quality Credits Available for Participants


Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm

Fine-Tuning Your Crops & Soils - Springfield

Come ​get ​ready ​for ​the ​2019 ​growing ​season! ​ ​Please ​join ​UVM Extension ​to ​learn ​about ​and ​discuss ​water ​management, ​equipment ​for ​no-till ​and ​cover ​crop ​systems, ​what ​technical ​assistance ​and ​peer ​organizations ​are ​available ​for ​growers ​in ​the ​Connecticut ​River ​watershed, ​manure ​injection ​on ​grassland, ​and ​updates ​on ​RAP ​with ​staff, ​faculty ​and ​farming ​peers ​from ​UVM ​Extension, ​the ​Agency ​of ​Agriculture, ​Food ​& ​Markets, ​and ​the ​Connecticut ​River ​Watershed ​Farmers ​Alliance.  



Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 9:30am to 3:00pm

Fine-Tuning Your Crops & Soils - Newport

Come ​get ​ready ​for ​the ​2019 ​growing ​season! ​ ​Please ​join ​UVM Extension ​to ​learn ​about ​and ​discuss ​water ​management, ​equipment ​for ​no-till ​and ​cover ​crop ​systems, ​what ​technical ​assistance ​and ​peer ​organizations ​are ​available ​for ​growers ​in ​the ​Connecticut ​River ​watershed, ​manure ​injection ​on ​grassland, ​and ​updates ​on ​RAP ​with ​staff, ​faculty ​and ​farming ​peers ​from ​UVM ​Extension, ​the ​Agency ​of ​Agriculture, ​Food ​& ​Markets, ​and ​the ​Connecticut ​River ​Watershed ​Farmers ​Alliance.  



Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 9:30am to 4:00pm

Custom Manure Applicator Exam Session - Newport

Here is an opportunity this spring for custom applicators to take the exam required for certification prior to the 2019 field season, as well as receive educational credit toward their certifications.

Newport - March 21

Fine Tuning Your Crops and Soils

EVENT 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.


East Side Restaurant

47 Landing St, Newport, VT 05855


The registration fee is $25 and includes lunch and program materials. To guarantee lunch, please register by March 11 ONLINE at:


If you are planning to attend ONLY the Custom Applicator Exam session, PLEASE RSVP by calling




Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Custom Manure Applicator Exam Session - Middlebury

Middlebury - March 20

Making the System Work: No-Till, Cover Crops, and Manure

EVENT 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.


UVM Extension Office

23 Pond Lane, Suite 300; Middlebury, VT 05753-1189


Free event, but please RSVP by Monday, March 18 if you want lunch by calling (802)-388-4969 ext. 348 or email nsevery@uvm.edu as space is limited.  If you are planning to attend ONLY the Custom Applicator Exam session, PLEASE RSVP by calling 802-828-2431

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Nutrient Management Class for Vegetable Farmers - Craftsbury

This workshop is intended for vegetable growers of all scales, and highly recommended for RAPs compliance. By the end of an intensive day, growers will: 
  • Develop or complete a RAPs‐compliant NMP
  • Learn to use VVBGA's on‐line farmOS record keeping system
  • Understand the impact excess nutrients have on the environment
  • Interpret soil test results, calculate nutrients, and choose soil amendments
  • Hear from other farmers about their soil health strategies
  • Learn from a featured soil health speaker about how on‐farm practices affect nutrient availability.


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Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 9:00am to 3:00pm


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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  802.828.2431
  • 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                  802.522.3132
  • Meat Inspection                    802.828.2426
  • Water Quality                               802.828.2431
    • Farmer Assistance                    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