Thursday, March 4th, 2021, 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Sonia Howlett, Water Quality Specialist for the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets, will discuss a new Vermont Pay-for-Phosphorus Program. This program, which will be accepting applications in Fall 2021, introduces a new approach to improve land stewardship on farmland and water quality by using a performance-based payment model.

The Payment-for-Phosphorus Program will accelerate agricultural water quality improvements with new funding and strategy for incentivizing and valuing farmer’s agricultural land stewardship efforts. Sonia will give a brief overview of the historical background on this approach to conservation, the research being done to prepare, and how the program will be implemented.

The Clean Water Series is open to all. Anyone who is interested can register for the event here: Visit the Clean Water Lecture Series webpage for upcoming lectures and additional information. To request accommodations to participate in the lecture series, please email

Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm