The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources (ANR), UVM Extension, and the Poultney-Mettowee Conservation District teamed together to develop and administer the Agronomy and Conservation Assistance Program (ACAP). The goal of ACAP is to devote three staff agronomists to provide direct technical assistance to animal agriculture operations in three distinct regions of the Lake Champlain watershed, and to implement farm practices that will minimize adverse effects of agricultural operations that will improve water quality in Lake Champlain and tributaries.The staff agronomists will advise participating farmers on topics such as crop production to reduce erosion and nutrient loss from fields, farmstead best management practices for improved manure and water management, fencing to keep livestock away from water resources, reduce phosphorus runoff using soil aeration and alternative manure application systems, whole-farm nutrient balances and other identified Best Management Practices.
ACAP Agronomy & Conservation Assistance Program
802-524-6501 ext 453 North Lake Region
802-388-4969 ext 338 Central Lake Region
802-287-8339 South Lake Region
North Lake Region 278 South Main Street, Suite 2 St Albans, VT 05478-1866 Central Lake Region 23 Pond Lane, Suite 300 Middlebury, Vermont 05733-1189 South Lake Region PO Box 209 Poultney, Vermont 05764
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