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Jobs in Bioenergy Industry Showing Slow But Steady Growth

(Credit: Andrew Fogg via Flickr Creative Commons) Employment in the US biofuels industry has grown by 8.9 percent annually since 2004, according to a 2013 report by... Continue Reading

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Certificate Student Helps the Texas Food System Find its Footing

(Photo: Farmers’ market in Dallas by John Tornow/Flickr) Texas and Vermont are two places where residents feel a tremendous amount of state pride and the roots of... Continue Reading

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Nutritionist Experiences the Healing Power of Farming

Photo: Corinne Steel, right, a student in the UVM Farmer Training Program, talks about the power of farming and why food matters. We talked to UVM Farmer... Continue Reading

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Student Aims to Help Food System Challenges in Alaska

As President Obama visits Alaska this week to address climate change, we talked to Anchorage dietitian Grace Schumacher, a student in UVM’s online Breakthrough Leaders Professional Certificate... Continue Reading

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UVM Professor Researches the Benefits of Oilseed Crops for Biodiesel Production

(Photo: Flickr/Creative Commons) Depleting fossil fuel reserves and fluctuating oil prices have generated interest among Vermont farmers to explore alternative, sustainable sources of energy. For the past... Continue Reading