Agricultural Management Assistance (AMA) Program Sign Up

Through AMA, financial assistance is available for eligible producers to implement conservation practices such as high tunnels, micro-irrigation and other specific irrigation and water related practices. Through a collaboration with the USDA Risk Management Agency (RMA), the two agencies will use NRCS experience in providing technical and financial assistance to distribute these funds using NRCS conservation program contracts. This AMA sign-up opportunity in Vermont will prioritize funding opportunities for historically underserved groups, such as new and beginning farmers, socially disadvantaged farmers, and veteran farmers. These producers are eligible for up to 90% payment rates based on NRCS practice scenarios. Contact...

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USDA State Technical Committee Meeting (virtual)

Microsoft Teams

The Vermont USDA State Technical Committee (STC) provides information, analysis and recommendations on a wide variety of policy issues to the Natural Resources Conservation Service. Although State Technical Committees have no implementation or enforcement authority, USDA gives strong consideration to the Committee's recommendations. All meetings are open to the public and will be hosted virtually via Microsoft Teams. You can learn more and locate the link to join or see the alternate call in phone number here.

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TNC Discussion Series: Emerging Markets for Ecosystem Services and Soil Carbon

The Nature Conservancy of Vermont welcomes you to a discussion series on watershed conservation issues. Topics address questions that Vermont practitioners are grappling with as we advance healthy, resilient watersheds and human communities. Speakers bring insight based on experience or applied research elsewhere. We discuss related work ongoing in Vermont, and important considerations toward continuing to advance this work here. Experiences with programs to incentivize soil carbon storage and establish mechanisms to market combined ecosystem services. Stephen Wood, The Nature Conservancy. Register Here Example questions to address: How do costs/benefits of market-based approaches compare to other options for addressing the...

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CVFC Board of Directors June Meeting

Zoom

The CVFC Board of Directors meets on the first Wednesday of each month. Members of the coalition are welcome to join at 9:30 a.m., and the general public is welcome to join at 10:00 a.m. To attend, please contact Board Secretary Kirsten Workman; she will send you the Zoom link.

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CVFC Board of Directors July Meeting

Zoom

The CVFC Board of Directors meets on the first Wednesday of each month. Members of the coalition are welcome to join at 9:30 a.m., and the general public is welcome to join at 10:00 a.m. To attend, please contact Board Secretary Kirsten Workman; she will send you the Zoom link.

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Submit Your Event/Grant Deadline to the CVFC Calendar

If you’re hosting an event or offering a grant related to agriculture and water quality, soil health, climate change, or the environment, you’re welcome to add it to our calendar.