Required Agricultural Practices


15055681_1479929612036383_6667781114602275035_nAs a result of Act 64—the Vermont Clean Water Act—signed into law in June 2015, the Agency of Agriculture was tasked with updating the Accepted Agricultural Practices (AAPs) to further reduce the impact of agriculture on water quality across the state. The Required Agricultural Practices (RAPs) are an updated version of the AAPs, the rules in place since 1995 which regulate farms in order to protect water quality, re-written to a higher level of performance.


To be put on the list of those interested in attending a workshop on the RAP’s please fill out the google form found here.

For a summary of the new RAP’s: click here

To learn what “size” your farm classifies as:  click here

To see effective dates of activities regulated under the rule: click here


Part 1 through 3 of the Winooski Natural Resources Conservation District hosted presentation on the Vermont Required Agricultural Practices conducted 2-21-2017.

To view the presentation slides; VAAFM-RAP-Presentation


Links to more information   About the RAP’s  Regulations for small farms