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National CIG Awards in Vermont


Demonstrating Effects of Compaction Best Management Practices on Soil Properties and Water Movement

(University of Vermont & State Agricultural College, (VT, NY), $174,691)

Innovative Strategies for Broad Scale Adoption of Cover Cropping in Northern Climates

(University of Vermont & State Agricultural College, (VT, NY), $483,484)


Developing Drought Resilient Pasture Based Forage Strategies that Promote Productivity and Protection of Natural Resources

(University of Vermont & State Agricultural College, $88,429)


Nutrient Trading System Establishment in Vermont

(The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets, $781,226)

Energy Savings through Holistic Planned Grazing and Management

(University of Vermont & State Agricultural College, (WV, PA, NY, NH, NJ, VT, ME, CT, RI, MA, OH, MD, DE, VA), $66,365)


Promoting Adoption of Innovative Conservation Practices for Sustainable Forest Biomass Harvesting

(The Forest Guild (CT, ME, MA, MD, NH, NY, PA, RI, VT), $147,057)

Proactive Outreach in Priority Habitats to Engage Landowners in Sustainable, Bird Friendly Conservation Practices

(National Audubon Society, $162,807)

Developing Stakeholder-driven, Scientifically-based Opportunities for New England Farmers to Participate in Carbon Offset Markets

(New England Farmers Union Educational Foundation (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT), $202,799)

Developing Organic Forage Systems that Promote Productivity and Protection of Natural Resources

(University of Vermont & State Agricultural College, $43,466)

Digging Deeper: New and Innovative Tools to Improve Nutrient Management of Livestock and Specialty Crop Farms

(University of Vermont & State Agricultural College, $99,700)


Northern Forest Watershed Services: Parallel Pilot Initiatives Providing Incentives for Forest Management and Conservation

(American Forest Foundation (ME, NH, VT), $500,000)

Protecting Wildlife Habitat, Biodiversity and Forest Productivity in Focal Conservation Areas of Vermont's Champlain Valley

(The Nature Conservancy, $89,308)

Phosphorus and E. Coli Reduction from Silage Leachate via Innovative Steel Slag Filtration

(University of Vermont & State Agricultural College, $86,097)


Winter Pasture and Bedded Pack Management for Vermont Dairy Farms

(University of Vermont, $248,027)


The Biofuels Acceleration Project (BAP)-Using Voluntary Markets for the sale of Biofuel-Sourced Projects "Credits" to Accelerate the Production of "High-Benefit" Liquid Biofuels

(AP-Garm SC, LLC AgRefresh (CA, CO, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, NE, ND, NY, OR, SD, VT, WA, WI), $622,500)


Carbon Credit Generation Program: Cost Effectiveness Procedures to Estimate, Aggregate, Verify and Deliver Carbon Credits to Private Sector Markets

(Chicago Climate Exchange (IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MO, ND, NE, NM, NY, OH, PA, VT), $750,000)

Market Incentives for Conservation Practices by Northeast Tree Fruit Growers

(Red Tomato (CT, MA, NH, NY, VT), $300,000)

Pilot-Testing Performance-Based Incentives for Agricultural Pollution Control

(Winrock International (IA, VT), $500,000)


Soil Building, Water Conservation, Grazing Land Enhancement and Habitat Creation Within a Keyline Flood-Flow Irrigated Agro-Forestry Landscape

(Yandow Farm, $65,269)


Innovative Conservation of Compost for Nutrient Management and Production of Energy

(Terrance Magnan, $198,572)