Additional Resources and Reports

State Fiscal Year 2021 Reports

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 images below for summaries of the programs and regulatory oversight implemented by the VAAFM Water Quality Division in Fiscal Year 2021 in our three major focus areas. 

 FY2021 Annual Report on Agricultural Water Quality Financial and Technical Assistance


  GRANTS TO FARMERSDistrict staff consults with farmer on Conservation Plan Education & Outreach Inspection & Enforcement

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.


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. 


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  802.828.5050
  • 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                  802.461.5128
  • Meat Inspection                    802.828.2426
  • Water Quality                               802.828.2431
    • Grants                                  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