VHCB is proud to be a partner of the Vermont Agricultural Water Quality Partnership, an association of agencies and organizations that signed the Lake Champlain Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in January 2012. The Partnership seeks to accelerate improved water quality by collaborating to provide outreach, education, technical and financial assistance directly to agricultural producers with respect for each partner’s vision, role and capacity.
The Vermont Agricultural Water Quality Partnership (VAWQP) is dedicated to collaborating with and supporting agricultural producers in their efforts to improve water quality. VAWQP is comprised of the following agencies: USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, USDA Farm Service Agency, Vermont Association of Conservation Districts, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, University of Vermont Extension, Vermont Agency of Natural Resources Department of Environmental Conservation, Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board and Lake Champlain Basin Program.
Here's a link to a video produced by the Natural Resources Conservation Service in Vermont that highlights the amazing farmers in Vermont who are going above and beyond to protect soil and water, and employees from the VT Agricultural Water Quality Partnership who are working hard to support these exemplary stewards of the land: Faces of VT Agriculture, 22-minute video showcasing farmers and partners