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Farmer Training Student Taps into His Entrepreneurial Side

Sam O’Brien comes from a family of dairy farmers. His paternal great-grandparents ran a dairy farm in North Ferrisburg, and O’Brien grew up hearing stories about his father’s childhood on the family farm.

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Students Organize Farm-to-Table Dinner to Help Others in Need

By Amanda Luchtel and Rachel Stievater The newly constructed hoop house had been transformed. Dried flower bundles and woven grapevines hung from the purlins, accentuated by strings of lights. A row of round tables covered in white cloth stretched down … Continue reading

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Two Farmer Training Students Find a Future for Farming in the Northeast

Sid Silverman and Elisa Daus left California in search of a more sustainable way to farm. The couple arrived in Burlington in May to enroll in the UVM Farmer Training Program. Their plan was not so much to learn the basics of … 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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Farmer Training Student Refocuses His Career

Joining AmeriCorps and the Peace Corps led Stephen Crimarco to shift his career focus from photography to farming. The Kingston, Jamaica native, who migrated to Florida and studied photography at University of Central Florida and Indiana University Bloomington, didn’t know … Continue reading

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