Policy is adopted by Delegates elected at the County Farm Bureau Annual Meetings in the Fall each year. These delegates discuss and adopt policies surfaced at their County level and adopt them as amended at the Vermont Farm Bureau Annual Meeting on the first weekend in November.
The Farm Agronomic Practices (FAP) Program is a grant program that utilizes state funding to help Vermont farms implement soil-based agronomic practices. It helps to improve soil quality, increase crop production, and reduce erosion and agricultural waste discharges.
The FAP grant program is a water quality initiative that provides farmers with financial assistance to implement conservation practices to reduce agricultural runoff.
Farmers depend on healthy soil and clean water more than any other Vermonter, and they are important stewards of the land.