Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

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Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets (VAAFM) facilitates, supports and encourages the growth and viability of agriculture in Vermont while protecting the working landscape, human health, animal health, plant health, consumers and the environment.

The VAAFM is organized into four divisions:

  • The Division of Administration oversees and coordinates agency policy and promotes interests of consumers and producers.
  • The Division of Agricultural Development provides a role in developing local, regional, national and global markets for Vermont's agricultural products.
  • The Division of Agricultural Resource Management (ARM) regulates pesticides, feed, seed and fertilizers. The division administers Vermont's agricultural water quality programs and enforcement of environmental and safety laws.
  • The Division of Food Safety and Consumer Protection is organized into the following sections providing oversight in the areas of: livestock heath, consumer safety and protection, dairy inspection, and meat inspection.