Farm Agronomic Practices Program

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.

Learn More about Farm Agronomic Practices 

Eligible Practices

  • Cover Cropping
  • Conservation Crop Rotation 
  • Conservation Crop Rotation with Nurse crop
  • Conservation Tillage
  • No Till Pasture and Hayland Renovation
  • Rotational Grazing
  • Manure Injection
  • Aeration 
  • Educational or Instructional Activities

FAP Program Information and Practice Requirements

 

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Field Practice Application - Apply Online

Print and Mail Field Practice Application

  • Applications for cover cropping are due AUGUST 1, 2019.  
  • All other practices under FAP will be reviewed in order of receipt. 
  • Rotational Grazing Applications must include a copy of the applicants grazing plan. 
  • Grants are limited to $8,000 per farm operation per State fiscal year. 
  • Funding rates may change based on program demand and available funding.

Educational and Instructional Activities Application

  • 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 and available funding.

 

Contact Information

Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets

116 State Street
Montpelier, Vt 05620-2901
802.828.2430

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