Craftsbury Custom Applicator Certification and Training

A custom applicator review and exam session will be held at Sterling College in Craftsbury on February 6th from 2:30-3:30.

Per the Vermont Required Agricultural Practices, any full-time custom manure applicators need to become certified with VAAFM to operate within the State.  To become certified, custom applicators must pass the Custom Manure Applicator Exam. The exam is 20 multiple choice questions. Certification lasts for 5 years but must be renewed annually.

Attached as a PDF are all dates, times, and locations of custom applicator review and exams (review and exam held on the same day). The review and exam are free, but a $30 certification fee is required to operate for the 2020 season. Please be prepared to pay the certification fee of $30 at the time of the exam.  Make checks payable to VAAFM. Those who attend will receive one custom applicator educational credit. 

NOTE: Seasonal, part time, or other staff must also be trained in methods or techniques to minimize runoff to surface water when spreading manure.  How you demonstrate your staff are trained is up to you. These review/exam sessions are also a great way to train staff.  Alternatively, training is available online through the Vermont Custom Manure Applicator Online Training course.  Go to to create your free account and take the online course. The online course is not a substitute for certification.

Please let us know you are coming.  RSVP to:

Lindsey Ruhl

(802) 524-6501


Event Date: 
Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Contact Information

Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets

116 State Street
Montpelier, Vt 05620-2901


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