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Have you ever wondered, how are farm ditches that drain to road ditches are regulated? 

Check out our “Where the RAPs meet the Road” factsheet that provides guidance on Required Agricultural Practices (RAPs) and addresses common questions and misconceptions about where the RAPs might intersect with municipal right of ways (ROW). 

How much is your manure worth?

ARE YOU CONSIDERING SELLING YOUR SOLID MANURE TO AREA GARDENERS OR JUST WANT TO BE ABLE TO PUT A VALUE ON THE MANURE PRODUCED BY YOUR HERD? ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BETTER UNDERSTANDING THE VALUE OF PROPER NMP PLANNING AND UTILIZATION OF MANURE.

 

Check out the factsheet!  Feel free to give us a call or write us a note if you have any questions or want help figuring out the value for your manure.

Conservation Matters Videos

During the winter of 2019 Newport movie theater showed two videos from the Faces of Vermont Agriculture series to 8252 people! The videos highlighted two Orleans County Farmers and is part of a collection of eight short video profiles that highlight outstanding stewards of the land who live and farm in the Green Mountain State.

Required Agricultural Practices (RAP) QUIZ

The goal of the RAP Online Quiz is to provide an accessible, informative tool for livestock farmers of all size operations and to raise awareness of the RAPs and water quality improvement practices available to Vermont farmers.

What to Know Before Growing Hemp

On April 19th, 2019, the we hosted a workshop at the American Legion in Newport that covered the basics of growing hemp, as well as the state regulations for the 2019 growing season.  Please note, the rules related to growing hemp in Vermont have since changed, but the agronomic information presented at this workshop is certainly still applicable!  For more information about growing hemp in 2020, check out the Vermont Hemp Program website.  And check out the recording of the 2019 workshop below, courtesy of NEK TV!

Click here to watch the recording 

Mission Statement

Protect and enhance the soils and waters of Orleans County by providing leadership, education and services for implementation of sound land stewardship practices.

Contact us at:

59 Waterfront Plaza
Newport, VT 05855
(802) 334-6090 x 7008
sarah.damsell@vt.nacdnet.net
emily.finnegan@vt.nacdnet.net

Upcoming Workshops:

The Science of Water Quality: A Workshop For Farm Employees

Date & Time TBD
Location TBD

Ecosystem Services through an Artists’ Eye

Opening reception TBD
MAC Center for the Arts, 158 Main St. Newport

Manure Injection Field Day

Date & Time TBD
Location TBD