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UVM Alumna MJ Pickett Realizes Her Power in the Food System

MJ Pickett knows she can make a change. The UVM alumna, who graduated in 2010 with a degree in Natural Resources Management, grows vegetables and raises hogs with her husband at their farm in Gunnison, Colorado.  Their farm, Calder Farm … Continue reading

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Food Hub Certificate Helps Organizations Find Their Place in the Food System

Ben Earle is all about using innovative approaches to solve organizational and community problems. The executive director of Feed the Need in Durham, Ontario, enrolled in UVM’s Food Hub Management Certificate Program in 2018 to help gain a deeper knowledge … Continue reading

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UVM Program Turns Local Farms into Learning Laboratories

By Jeffrey Wakefield Senior environmental studies major Nell Carpenter is holding court, in a friendly, peer-to-peer kind of way, with eight fellow students in her PSS 212, Advanced Agroecology class at Bread and Butter Farm in Shelburne, where the group … Continue reading

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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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Learning the Science and Pedagogy of Farming at UVM

Diane Litwin knew how to grow food. But she wanted to understand the science behind farming.

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