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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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Ben & Jerry’s Social Mission Leader Teaches Students About Creating Consensus and Setting Differences Aside

How do stakeholders find common ground when they share the same goals but hold vastly different opinions? Simone Washington, the social mission strategy and policy manager at Ben & Jerry’s Homemade, will share a pragmatic and productive approach to building … Continue reading

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A Tribute to UVM Agricultural Economics Professor Bob Parsons

By Terry Bradshaw, PhD The agriculture, academic, and extension world lost a true friend with a sharp, grounded mind and a sense of humor only developed in farm fields, barns, and milk house driveways when Dr. Bob Parsons passed away … Continue reading

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A Necessary Paradigm Shift in Food and Farming

By Jack Lazor Our world is in a bit of an uproar these days.  Never before have we seen so many challenges come to the fore simultaneously.  Here in Vermont, we are very fortunate to live in a rather civil … Continue reading

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UVM Is: Teresa Mares Studies Food Access Challenges Among Migrant Dairy Workers

Near the Vermont-Canadian border, migrant dairy workers are grappling with food insecurity and increasing anxiety. Living on the dairy farms where they are employed, undocumented migrant workers are often reluctant to go grocery shopping—or anywhere for that matter—for fear of … Continue reading

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