Pasture and Surface Water Fencing (PSWF) Program

The Pasture and Surface Water Fencing (PSWF) Program provides pasture management technical assistance and financial assistance to Vermont farmers to improve water quality and on-farm livestock exclusion from surface waters statewide. 

Eligibility:

  • Pasture land poses a water quality concern.
  • Water quality will benefit from implementation of improved pasture management and eligible and/or necessary conservation practices.
  • Operator must have ownership or land control for the term of the agreement (10 years).

Eligible Practices:

  • Fence
  • Pipeline
  • Water Source Development
  • Water Tanks
  • Improved Permanent Water Area
  • Stream Crossings
  • Electric Fence Chargers

Program Details:

This program can provide pasture managment tehcnical assistance from experienced grazing specialists as well as financial assistance to implment improved pasture management, which may include eligible practices as listed above.

Contact

Administration of this Program, as well as technical assistance, has been contracted to the following organization:

University of Vermont Center for Sustainable Agriculture

 

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