Virginia Agricultural Best Management Practices Cost-share Program (VACS)

The Virginia Agricultural Best Management Practices Cost-share Program (VACS) is

administered by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) through local

Soil and Water Conservation Districts (District or SWCD). The programís goal is to improve

water quality in the state's streams, rivers, and the Chesapeake Bay. The program offers cost share

assistance as an incentive to carry out construction or implementation of selected Best

Management Practices (BMPs). The basis of the program is to encourage the voluntary

installation of agricultural BMPs to meet Virginia's non-point source pollution reduction water

quality objectives. Although resource based problems affecting water quality occur on all land

uses, this program promotes efforts for corrective action on agricultural lands only.


Some of the BMPs include:  

For complete program details see the  manual below

Program Year 2016 Virginia Agricultural Cost Share (VACS) BMP Manual


Clean Water Farm Awards


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