Category Archives: Vermont

Sodexo Symposium Highlights Careers in the Vermont Food System

By Anastasia Tsekeris Vermont First recently held its first student symposium designed to celebrate and learn about farm-to-institution and the career paths within the food system. Vermont chefs, entrepreneurs, farmers, and other leaders in the field gathered in October to discuss current … Continue reading

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UVM Extension Plays Key Role in Launching International Culinary Trail

By Jeffrey Wakefield In the spring of 2017, early in his tenure as director of UVM Extension, Chuck Ross got a long voicemail message from a farmer and culinary tourism advocate in Pontiac, Quebec named David Gillespie. Did Vermont have … Continue reading

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Uncertainty Abounds with Farm Bill Expiration

By Kate Whitney September 30 marked the deadline for the passing of a new Farm Bill, the primary agricultural and food policy tool of the federal government, which would have replaced the legislation that has been in effect since 2014. Although the bill’s … Continue reading

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Dignity and Devastation in Vermont’s Dairy Industry

By Teresa Mares The following is an excerpt of a August 2018 article published in the Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development.   After years of challenging economic conditions, the first several months of 2018 spelled disaster for a … Continue reading

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Growing Food, Growing Farmers Exhibit Celebrates Farmers of Rutland County

Vermont Folklife Center researchers Greg Sharrow and Andy Kolovos set out four years ago to explore the grass-roots food movement in Vermont. They interviewed farmers, distributors, agricultural support organizations and institutional buyers to better understand the contemporary cultures of farming … Continue reading

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