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UVM Program Helps Students Navigate the Complexities & Rewards of Food Hubs

By Sarah Tuff Dunn What does it mean to be a food hub? That’s the question hundreds of communities across the United States are asking as they seek meaningful partnerships with local farmers to provide sustainable, healthy sources of fare—and an answer UVM is now answering with its Food Hub Management Program. Students can choose […]

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A Marine Veteran Finds His Calling in Organic Farming at UVM

Andy Lang first became aware of the importance of local food while helping his girlfriend build a juice truck in his home state of Missouri. Getting fresh fruits and vegetables to make watermelon, blueberry, or carrot juice was easy enough in the summer. But in the colder months, finding local produce was nearly impossible, making […]

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Farmer Jack Lazor: The Real Deal

By Susie Walsh Daloz You know him for his delicious Butterworks yogurt. You might even know him as the man behind increased local grain products in Vermont — dry beans, oats, and the corn that makes the locally distilled Early Riser Corn Whiskey. But what you can’t tell just from eating his delicious food, is […]

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Meet UVM’s Farmer Training Dream Team

By Susie Walsh Daloz Together they have almost 40 years of farming experience, three degrees from UVM, and an incredible wealth of knowledge in how to produce amazing food, foster healthy communities, and have fun even when the work is hard. Meet the New Farmer Training Team Rachel Stievater (pictured above, right) is the new […]

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The Right to Food: Power, Policy, and Politics in the 21st Century

All people deserve access to adequate, nutritious food. The complicated and provocative question for the fourth annual UVM Food Systems Summit on June 16-17 is how to provide this basic human right. Globally and in Vermont, the stakes are profound. According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, one in nine people worldwide are […]

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