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Farmer Training Alum and Food Systems Student Awarded James Beard Foundation Scholarships

By Alison Nihart Two UVM students are recipients of a prestigious scholarship from the James Beard Foundation National Scholars Program, which awards $20,000 scholarships to ten students... Continue Reading

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UVM Is: Ernesto Méndez Creating Positive Change in the Agroecology Movement

Agroecology is finding a mainstream audience in the world of international food and agricultural policy. For Professor Ernesto Méndez, that’s good news. Méndez, a professor in the... Continue Reading

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UVM Is: Terry Bradshaw Helping Students Navigate the Realities and Rewards of Farming

While growing up on a farm in the small town of Chelsea, Terry Bradshaw learned from a young age the value of expertise and outreach. To help... Continue Reading

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Farmer Training Alumna Makes the Leap from Science to Sheep Farming

Annie Hopper never considered farming as a career. The Houston native, who studied conservation biology at Middlebury College, was going about her life pursuing a profession in... Continue Reading

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Farmer Training Student Chris Waters Starts a New Chapter in Sustainable Agriculture

By S’ra DeSantis We talked to Chris Waters, a student in the UVM Farmer Training Program, about his lifelong dream to be a farmer and his plans... Continue Reading