featured-vermont

High School Students Benefit from a Summer Academy College Prep Program

UVM Summer Academy is an outstanding, academically challenging 4-week program (2 weeks on-campus, 2 weeks online) for high school students who have completed 10th, 11th, or 12th grade and are interested in exploring a specific field of study. Summer Academy gives high school students the opportunity to learn what college life is like first-hand while getting a […]

Posted in Pre-College, Vermont | Tagged , , , , , |

UVM Students Find Local Food Hub Inspiration in Vermont

The temperature was 12 below when a busload of UVM students arrived at a nondescript business park off Route 100 in Waitsfield. From the outside, the green, industrial building didn’t look like a thriving food enterprise. But on the inside – with 4,000 square-feet of freezers, storage, a loading dock, and processing space – it […]

Posted in Vermont | Tagged , , , , , |

Food Hubs Gain Traction, Get Noticed

Food hubs are in demand and making headlines. Over the holidays, the Associated Press published, “Food Hubs Link Consumers with Nationally Farmed Food,” which ran in print and online across the country in outlets including The New York Times and Denver Post. The article mentions UVM’s new Food Hub Management Certificate Program — the nation’s […]

Posted in Vermont | Tagged , , , |

What Does Sustainable Agriculture Mean to You?

Laurie Reese uprooted her life in the Pacific Northwest to learn how to become a farmer. The 54-year-old grandmother resigned from her office manager job and drove cross-country with her 76-year-old father last spring to join UVM’s Farmer Training program. The granddaughter of a California almond farmer, Reese grew up in a suburb of Los […]

Posted in Vermont | Tagged , |

Learning to Turn: Diary of a Curious Winter Enthusiast

By Hilary DelRoss It’s never too late or too early to learn to turn on Vermont’s world-class, beginner terrain. Whether your goal is to try a new sport, hone a new skill, keep up with the kids or introduce friends and family to your favorite cold-weather pastime, you can find the right beginner program in […]

Posted in Vermont | Tagged , , , , |

Getting a Taste of Hop Farming in Vermont

Vermont is better known for its beer than its hops. With more than 30 breweries in Vermont, including The Alchemist, Hill Farmstead, and Lawson’s Finest Liquids, Vermont has the highest number of craft breweries per capita in the United States. Over the past five years, Vermont has become a wildly popular destination for beer aficionados. […]

Posted in Vermont | Tagged , , , |

6 Things to do When Visiting UVM for the Full College Experience

For high school students, junior and senior year are a busy time for college campus visits. College visits are a perfect way to learn about campus culture and student life. Want to make the most out of your college visit to UVM? Manny Tejeda of UVM Admissions offers some advice. Soaking up the College Experience […]

Posted in Pre-College, Vermont | Tagged , , , , , |

Why Food Hubs Need Skilled Employees for Long-Term Viability

Food hubs are gaining traction in the local food movement. But as with any viable enterprise, operating a food hub requires a diverse set of skills to succeed. The United States Department of Agriculture announced last month that it’s spending millions to support local food and regional food systems – including food hubs – and […]

Posted in Vermont | Tagged , , , , , , |

Finding Job Satisfaction Through a Career in Food Systems

By Joshua E. Brown Rachel Hong, 43, was a lawyer in a “small litigation boutique,” she says, in Seattle. In November of 2013, she quit her well-paying job, sold her house, bought an Airstream camper, packed up her two dogs — and drove to Vermont. Now, on a hot July afternoon, she wipes a piece […]

Posted in Vermont | Tagged , , , , , |

What Can You Do to Reduce Food Waste in America?

By Darryl Benjamin “Thrift is poetic because it is creative; waste is unpoetic because it is waste.” ― G.K. Chesterton, What’s Wrong with the World Let’s face it: it’s unsexy to talk about food waste. Who wants to hear about garbage, refuse, or rubbish? But talk about it we must. Two ineluctable problems loom that […]

Posted in Vermont | Tagged , , , , , , |