The Farm Agronomic Practices (FAP) Program utilizes state funding to help Vermont farms implement soil-based agronomic practices that improve soil quality, increase crop production, and reduce erosion and agricultural waste discharges. The FAP program also provides education and instructional activity grants to support outreach regarding the impacts of agricultural practices on water quality and current state agricultural water quality regulations.
- Cover Cropping
- Conservation Crop Rotation and Nurse Crop Cover Cropping
- Nurse crops
- Strip Cropping
- Cross-Slope Tillage
- Conservation Tillage
- Manure Injection
Applications for cover cropping are due AUGUST 1, 2018. There will be 15 days from August 1-August 15 for the Agency to request additional information or updated applications from applicants for a final due date of August 15, 2018. Producers are welcome to submit applications up to August 15, but any incomplete or illegible applications will not be eligible.
All other practices under FAP will be reviewed in order of receipt.
Educational and Instructional Activities applications must be submitted at least 1 month before activity and will be processed on a first-come-first served basis
Activities cannot occur prior to application approval
*Funding rates may change based on program demand.