Vern Grubinger has been working with and learning from farmers for 30 years. He is the vegetable and berry specialist and Extension Professor with the University of Vermont, and coordinator of the USDA Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program (SARE), which awards over $3 million annually in grants to researchers, educators and farmers across the 12 Northeast states.
His degrees are from Cornell and UMass Amherst. He authored the books: Sustainable Vegetable Production from Start Up to Market and With an Ear to the Ground: Essays on Sustainable Agriculture.
He spoke at UVM’s Food Systems Summit in June 2012. To learn more about the 2013 Food Systems Summit, please click here.