2017 Syllabus (PDF download)

2017 Residential Schedule (PDF)

2017 Online Schedule (PDF)

10 Month Food Hub Full Certificate

  • Vermont Session I: On Campus: January 9-13, 2017
  • Online Session: January 16-May 19, 2017
  • Community-Based Learning – Personalized Action Project: To complete the full
    Certificate program, from June to September you will complete a personalized
    community-based action project to strengthen your operating enterprise or learn
    directly from a successful hub.
  • Vermont Session II: On Campus, October 23-27, 2017

At this time we are only offering the 4 month option.  We may offer the 10 month option depending on interest from the 4 month students, if they want to continue at the end of the 4 month option, contingent upon enrollments.

4 Month Food Hub Fundamentals

  • Vermont Session I: On Campus: January 9-13, 2017
  • Online Session: January 16-May 19, 2017

Week One in Vermont (10-Month & 4-Month)

As a UVM Food Hub student, you’ll join your classmates for one week in January in Vermont—a recognized hot spot for community based food systems—to build relationships, leadership capacity, entrepreneurial acumen, and a basic understanding of what it takes to manage a food hub.

Online (10-Month & 4-Month)

With guidance from the most experienced practitioners in the field, from January to May, you’ll continue your learning online—on your schedule—to hone the management and operational skills that make the difference for successful and high-impact enterprises.

Food Hub Management Action Project (10-Month)

Those participating in the 10-month option will complete a personalized action project to develop their own enterprise or learn from a mentor in the field. Throughout the project, you’ll stay connected with your peers and experts online, with regular group check-ins.

Final Week for Presentations and Graduation in Vermont (10-Month)

Those participating in the 10-month option will return in October for the final week of class in Vermont to share lessons they’ve learned, present their work, and receive their professional certificate.

“The New Hampshire Community Loan Fund is excited to be part of the Food Hub Management Program as a member of the advisory board. The program’s training will bring food system leaders critical management and production capacity skills enabling them to meet the growing demand in the marketplace. The educational sessions being developed will poise the learners with critical thinking and enhance the entrepreneurial mindset. This program helps to fill a gap and strengthens the greater food system.” —Charlene Andersen, Manager of Business Education, New Hampshire Community Loan Fund