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Why UVM’s Rachel Stievater Loves Her ‘Good Food Job’

By Good Food Jobs If you didn’t think that enthusiasm could be married to practicality, then you haven’t met Rachel. Her passion for farming is all the more inspiring for her ability to acknowledge the challenges. If you’re interested in … Continue reading

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A Military Vet Finds Healing and Purpose While Learning to Farm

Farming was the last thing on Anthony Hamilton’s mind during the Iraq War. But a decade after being stationed in Baghdad, he’s learning how to raise livestock, grow vegetables, and operate irrigation systems and tractors at UVM.

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UVM Is: Terry Bradshaw Helps Students Navigate the Realities and Rewards of Agriculture

While growing up on a farm in the small town of Chelsea, Terry Bradshaw learned from a young age the value of expertise and outreach. To help keep his family’s farm running smoothly, his parents often asked state and regional … Continue reading

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Making the Leap from Science to Sheep Farming

Annie Hopper never considered farming as a career. The Houston native, who studied conservation biology at Middlebury College, was going about her life pursuing a profession in science while interning for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife agency in Washington, D.C. … Continue reading

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How S’ra DeSantis Fell In Love with Farming

By Dorothy Neagle GoodFoodJobs.com Sometimes the best jobs, the most life-changing opportunities, start with an embarrassment or a mistake. The story of S’ra DeSantis, co-director of the UVM Farmer Training Program, reminds us that, no matter how much you think … Continue reading

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