The Clean Water Initiative Program (CWIP)

UVM Extension farm business educators are available to work with dairy and livestock, as well as non-dairy farm owners to assess and plan for business changes to meet water quality goals. Farm owners can work one-on-one with a business educator to evaluate the feasibility and impact of changes facing the farm and business. Topics for business support include:


  • Cash flow and budget analysis
  • Current business situation analysis
  • Assessing the adoption of new practices and new investments
  • Short and long term strategic planning
  • Farm transfer or exit planning
  • Referrals to other in-depth business planning programs when necessary

If you are interested in this program, please contact Zac Smith at or 802-656-7624.