University of Vermont

Agriculture. Environment. Economy. Health.

UVM's Food Systems Initiative is a cross-campus, transdisciplinary effort to promote research, teaching, and outreach on the most pressing agricultural and food issues of today.

Food Systems Initiative

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Are you passionate about making the food system more sustainable, healthy, and just? You’ve come to the right place. We are too.


UVM students get to be on the cutting edge of food systems innovation in the perfect small, regional food systems testing ground — Vermont. Learn more.



Food systems research at the University of Vermont spans a broad spectrum of topics, disciplines, and colleges. Learn more.



UVM hosts an annual Summit, guest lectures, film screenings, and panel discussions throughout the year. Learn more.