Pesticide Advisory Council




The Vermont Pesticide Advisory Council (VPAC) is established by, and part of, the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets. Members of the council, except those public members appointed by the governor, shall be qualified individuals who, by experience and training, are knowledgeable in one or more areas associated with pest control.  This council shall review insect, plant disease, weed, nematode, rodent, noxious wildlife and other pest control programs within the state to assess the effect of such programs on human health and comfort, natural resources, water, wildlife, and food and fiber production, and where necessary make recommendations for greater safety and efficiency.


Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation - Rick Levey
Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife - Eric Palmer
Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets - Cary Giguere
Vermont Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation - Barbara Schultz
Vermont Department of Health - Sarah Vose
Vermont Agency of Transportation - Andy Shively

University of Vermont Extension Service - Sid Bosworth
University of Vermont Experiment Station - Ann Hazelrigg

University of Vermont Medical School (vacant)
Governor Appointed Public Member (Environmental/Health) - Elizabeth Royer
Governor Appointed Public Member (Agriculture) - Catherine Ballard


April 24,2019   

10:00 - 3:00

VTRANS Dill Building

2178 Airport Road, Unit A

Barre, VT 05641


Draft Agenda:/sites/agriculture/files/documents/PHARM/Pesticides/2019%20VPAC%20ROW-Agenda.docx

For anyone attending the VPAC meeting please arrive 15 minutes early so you can sign in with security. 

VPAC SharePoint Site

Vermont registered product databases:

Kelly Solutions (updated weekly)

USAPlants (updated real-time)

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               802.522.3502
  • Animal Health                        802.828.2421
  • Dairy                              802.828.2433
  • Consumer Protection / Weights & Measures                            802.828.2433
  • 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