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learning to grow food
Farmer Training Student Digs Deep to Better Understand Food Policy

Allie Williams learned early on the importance of healthy food. While growing up in Houston and Memphis, her family had always put a big emphasis on cooking... Continue Reading

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A Military Veteran Learning to Farm Finds His Calling at UVM

Farming was the last thing on Anthony Hamilton’s mind during the Iraq War. But a decade after being stationed in Baghdad, he’s learning how to raise livestock,... Continue Reading

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UVM Is: Walter Poleman Fostering a Sense of Place

Nurturing a community’s sense of place is at the heart of Walter Poleman’s work. That community can be a town, city, or even a dorm on campus.... Continue Reading

James Beard Foundation Scholarships
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

agroecology professor Ernesto Mendez
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