Latest Blog Posts in Sustainability

Sustainable Food Systems Leadership
Seeing the Big Picture for Sustainable Food Systems Leadership

Molly Clark came to UVM to get a broader perspective on sustainable agriculture. The environmental studies graduate student from the University of Pennsylvania enrolled in UVM’s Breakthrough... Continue Reading

business of running a farm
Farmer Training Student Taps into His Entrepreneurial Side

Sam O’Brien comes from a family of dairy farmers. His paternal great-grandparents ran a dairy farm in North Ferrisburg, and O’Brien grew up hearing stories about his... Continue Reading

While her farming operation is a success, Pickett is compelled to help the local food system make progress.
UVM Alumna MJ Pickett Realizes Her Power in the Food System

MJ Pickett knows she can make a change. The UVM alumna, who graduated in 2010 with a degree in Natural Resources Management, grows vegetables and raises hogs... Continue Reading

Cannabis Plant Biology Program
New Cannabis Plant Biology Program Focuses on Horticulture and Post-Harvest Best Practices

Cannabis-based products, including hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD), are marketed as improving health, but few regulations exist to ensure product quality. Horticulture, extraction, and storage practices are critical to... Continue Reading

You Can Breakthrough a Broken Food System to Lead Change

By Cynthia Belliveau, Dean of University of Vermont Continuing and Distance Education and professor in UVM’s Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences.   We have a problem. The current... Continue Reading