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UVM Center for Sustainable Agriculture

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Contact Information:
106 High Point Center, Suite 300, Colchester, VT  05446-8800
802-656-5459
sustainable.agriculture@uvm.edu
www.uvm.edu/sustainableagriculture

Established in 1994, the Center for Sustainable Agriculture provides timely information to Vermont communities and the UVM campus. The Center cultivates understanding, innovative practices and policies to advance sustainable food and farming in VT and beyond.

Our vision: Sustainable food systems that foster successful farmers, cultivate environmental stewardship and enhance the quality of life and vitality of our communities.

Our mission is to cultivate understanding and innovative practices and policies that advance sustainable food and farming in VT and beyond.

Our Programs:

For new farmers, we offer:

  • Training. We offer workshops, conferences, courses and pasture walks on management-intensive grazing systems, starting grass-based livestock operations, farm business planning, alternative land tenure, sustainable horticulture techniques and tools, and more.
  • Technical Assistance. Through phone and email consultation and/or farm visits, we provide technical assistance to farmers.  We address production issues for livestock farmers; grazing systems needs, and business planning for established farms.
  • Educational materials. Newsletters, videos, fact sheets, reports and web-based information are available on a range of subjects related to our program areas.
  • Networking and Linking. The Center is a member of the Vermont New Farmer Network, and most of our programs help connect new farmers to the resources and networks they need to become successful farm business owners.

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