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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


High Meadows Fund
The John Merck Fund
“Promoting vibrant communities and a healthy natural environment while encouraging long term economic vitality in Vermont.”
“Starting in 2012, The John Merck Fund will spend all of its assets over the next ten years to spur progress in clean energy, environmental health, development of a New England regional food system, and treatment of developmental disabilities.”