The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Vermont farmers are eligible to apply for grants to help pay for monitoring stations at the edges of fields that can gauge water quality as it leaves the field.
The information will measure the effectiveness of various conservation efforts.
The USDA is providing $2 million to farmers in nine states.
The project is part of the USDA's ongoing commitment to measure the effectiveness of a wide range of conservation initiatives.
Farmers who receive funding can install and maintain the monitoring systems for up to nine years, enough time to measure the effectiveness of conservation systems on water quality.