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Additional Resources and Reports

State Fiscal Year 2023 Report on Technical and Financial Assistance

The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets (VAAFM) regulates farms under the non-point source pollution control program. The overarching goal of the work of the VAAFM Water Quality division is to work with the agricultural community to protect Vermont's water resources. To meet this goal, we administer financial assistance to farmers for conservation practice implementation, support education and outreach efforts by staff and partners on water quality issues, and engage in inspection and enforcement of farms and custom manure applicators in Vermont.  Click on the link below to read more about FY 2023 program accomplishments.   

FY2023 Annual Report on Agricultural Water Quality Financial and Technical Assistance

Water Quality Division - Interactive Data Report 

Research and Reports

Research is crucial for informed policy. The VAAFM invests significant resources in research and studies to improve agricultural practices that simultaneously increase farm viability, and protect water quality. Through collaboration with key partners, we are dedicated to learning as much as possible through research, monitoring and modeling so that our policies and programs may best protect water quality and encourage agricultural and environmental sustainability.

Historical VAAFM Water Quality Annual Reports


RAP PowerPoint Presentations

RAP Presentation

RAP Short Presentation

Vermont Agricultural Water Quality Partnership (VAWQP)

VAAFM is a member of the Vermont Agricultural Water Quality Partnership, a partnership of state, federal, and not-for-profit organizations who are dedicated to improving agricultural water quality in Vermont by coordinating partner efforts to provide education, technical and financial assistance to the farming community. To access resources from the partners, visit or click on the link below.