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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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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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Letters from Oaxaca ~ Mexican Plants: Food, Agriculture, and Biodiversity

For a week in March, eleven students with varied backgrounds explored the city of Oaxaca and the nearby Sierra Juarez mountains under the guidance of Plant Biology Assistant Professor Michael Sundue. Professor Michael Sundue with students Julian Lathrop and Beck … Continue reading

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New Book: Majority of Vermont’s Migrant Farm Workers Are Food Insecure

By Jeffrey Wakefield Since the late 1990s, undocumented Mexican and Central American farm workers on Vermont’s dairy farms have been instrumental in helping bring milk, cheese, yogurt and other food products to market. A majority of Vermont’s undocumented Mexican and … Continue reading

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Author, Farmer Leah Penniman on Growing a Food Justice Movement

By Rachel Leslie For farmer, author and activist Leah Penniman, farming is not just about feeding the community, though it is what got her started. For Penniman, farming is about uprooting what she describes as systemic racism in the modern … Continue reading

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