Required Agricultural Practices

The Required Agricultural Practices (RAPs) are standards to which all types of farms must be managed to reduce the impact of agricultural activities to water quality. The RAPs include required practices and management strategies, some of which apply to all farms and some of which are specific to certain sizes of operation or to certain environmental factors.

To learn more about Vermont’s RAPs, please review the below document:

Looking for help complying with the RAPs? The Conservation District can help you by providing technical assistance and helping producers access funding for conservation projects on your land. Contact Agricultural Outreach Specialist Heather Blunk at blunk.wcnrcd@gmail.com

Or try out our new Farm Teams Program – for more information visit Farm Teams