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Food Hub Management

Professional Certificate

Training for Tomorrow's Food Hub Leaders

UVM’s Food Hub Management Professional Certificate Program—the first of its kind in the country—is an innovative blend of hands-on, community-based, online, and on-campus learning that will prepare you for effective management of food hubs and provide you with essential tools to advance your career in food systems.

Develop Essential Knowledge & Skills

  • Business Planning and Assessment
  • Market Development and Value Chain Facilitation
  • Product Development, Marketing, and Sales
  • Purchasing and Supply Chain Management
  • Processing and Distribution
  • Facility/Warehouse Management
  • HR, Staffing, and Communication
  • Food Safety and Risk Management


Who Should Apply?

  • Individuals planning to create, lead, and/or manage a food hub
  • Those with food hub experience and passion for a career in food systems who are looking for their next step
  • Professionals seeking to enhance or change their career within the sustainable food market
  • Staff members poised for leadership development within enterprises meeting the increasing demand for regionally sourced good food

“I enrolled in the UVM program in order to broaden my own vision for local food. I wanted to extend it to include other region’s local food systems, in the hopes of learning about the common challenges and diverse solutions. The broad food system concepts, coupled with specific analytical skills and real world examples, have improved my leadership skills and made me a stronger collaborator.”

– Lisa Reeder, UVM Food Hub Management Certificate Program student, 2015


“Promoting vibrant communities and a healthy natural environment while encouraging long term economic vitality in Vermont.”
High Meadows Fund
The John Merck Fund