VAAFM Farm Agronomic Practices (FAP) Program

The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Farm and Markets FAP Program is open for applications for conservation practices planned only between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022. Applications will be reviewed in order of receipt and the Agency may not fund all applications.

Learn about FAP program requirements and rates:

The FAP program can provide funding for the following practices: conservation tillage (no-till), cover crop, crop to hay with or without a nurse crop, manure injection, and rotational grazing. Please submit one application for all practices planned July 1, 2021 until June 30, 2022.

Applications which include Rotational Grazing are due June 15, 2021. Applications which include Cover Crop are due August 1, 2021. For all other practices, applications must be submitted 30 days prior to practice install.

If you are applying for rotational grazing, you must submit a grazing plan and map, clearly indicating which pastures you are seeking assistance for, with you application. Please keep in mind that any applicant seeking assistance through FAP will be ineligible for financial assistance if the applicant is receiving financial compensation for an equivalent practice on the same field under another state or federal agreement.

If you have specific questions about practice eligibility, or how the FAP program works, you can contact Nina Gage at or 802-622-4098 or Sonia Howlett at or 802-522-4655.

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