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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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Vermont Food Co-ops Meet Need for Local Food from Community

By Shane Rogers Rooted in Vermont Project Manager It’s a safe bet that no matter where one finds themselves in Vermont, they’re not too far away from a Vermont food co-op. Boasting the highest number of stores per capita, Vermont’s … Continue reading

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UVM’s Food Hub Program Takes its Curriculum on the Road to Michigan

Food system experts in Michigan wanted to offer a comprehensive food hub management program without reinventing the wheel. So they turned to UVM. UVM’s Food Hub Management Professional Certificate Program is heading to Michigan in 2019 as part of a new … 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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