Monthly Archives: August 2017

Agroecology: Science, Movement, and Practice

By Samuel Bevet Modern industrialized agriculture has allowed massive quantities of food to be produced by fewer and fewer farmers. However, this has not lead to equitable food distribution across the globe. Global food insecurity remains a pressing issue. Industrial … Continue reading

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Rooted in Vermont: Uniting all Vermonters around Local Food

By Rachel Carter Communications Director, Vermont Farm to Plate Network Vermonters were farming, gardening, fishing, and hunting long before there were craft beers and gourmet burgers. Traditions like gardening, hunting, fishing, and foraging are as core to Vermont’s local food … Continue reading

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UVM Students Receive James Beard Foundation Scholarships

Two UVM students are recipients of a prestigious scholarship from the James Beard Foundation National Scholars Program, which awards $20,000 scholarships to ten students across the United States. Alisha Utter is a doctoral student in Plant and Soil Science is developing a research … Continue reading

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New UVM Study: Health Insurance Costs Threaten Farm Viability

By Jeff Wakefield UVM Communications According to a new U.S. Department of Agriculture-funded study, lack of access to affordable health insurance is one of the most significant concerns facing American farmers, an overlooked risk factor that affects their ability to run … Continue reading

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