The Farm and Agricultural Resource Management Stewards (F.A.R.M.S.) program is offered cooperatively by Vermont Technical College (VTC), the University of Vermont (UVM) and W H Miner Institute in Chazy, NY. F.A.R.M.S. students transition from an Associate’s Degree in dairy farm management at VTC to earning a Bachelor of Science degree at UVM through the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in either the Animal Science, Community Entrepreneurship or Ecological Agriculture major.
Full-tuition scholarships are available to Vermont students in F.A.R.M.S. The program is seeking to ensure that there are motivated, highly trained young people to enter agricultural and agribusiness careers in the state.
Goal of the FARMS 2 + 2 Program
Core competencies learned in the FARMS Program include:
1) Advanced business planning/decision making;
2) Solid communication skills as applied to personnel management (both written and oral);
3) Emphasis on systems analysis for problem solving.
4) Use of industry mentors in the final two years, and formal visits to Northeast farms over the
course of the four year curriculum;
5) A full semester spent in Advanced Farm Management at Miner Institute in West Chazy, New York that includes experience in applied agricultural research design and analysis as well as a 2:1 faculty student ratio, frequent field trips and numerous internationally recognized speakers.
It is noted that students in the F.A.R.M.S. program are advised that this program is not appropriate as a preparation for graduate studies.
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