The contents of this course are widely applicable to farms of all sizes and types.  However, this course is designed to meet the requirements for Small Farm Operations (SFOs) and there may be additional requirements for larger farms. 

As a result of taking this course, participants will learn about Vermont’s Required Agricultural Practices (RAPs), how to take a soil sample and interpret results, how to take a manure sample and interpret results, field by field nutrient management planning, record-keeping requirements, and how to calibrate manure spreaders. This course includes videos, resources, references, and worksheets.  

For more information or to enroll contact: Lindsey Ruhl, University of Vermont Extension,

This course has been made possible with generous funding from the Vermont Agency of Agricultural Food and Markets Clean Water Initiative Grant, "Innovative Training Tools to Help Small Farm Operations Comply with Required Agricultural Practices," grant #02200-ARM-CWF-2017-UVM.