Vern Grubinger is the vegetable and berry specialist and Extension Professor with the University of Vermont. He also serves as coordinator of USDA’s 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. In addition, he leads the eXtension Farm Energy on-line community of practice. He holds a PhD in Vegetable Crops, an MS in Agronomy from Cornell University, and a BS in Plant and Soil Science from the University of Massachusetts. In 2010, Vern chaired the Food Systems working group for the University of Vermont’s transdisciplinary research initiative to identify Spires of Excellence. He writes monthly columns for Farming magazine, and the occasional commentary on Vermont Public Radio. He is the author of the books ‘Sustainable Vegetable Production from Start Up to Market’ and ‘With an Ear to the Ground: Essays on Sustainable Agriculture’.
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