Vermont in summertime is everything you've heard it is — and more, when you join like-minded students in UVM's On-Farm Summer Institute.
Vermont has become a hub of diversified agriculture, traditional dairying, human-scaled communities and vibrant cities nestled between the Green Mountains and the shores of waterways, from Lake Champlain to the Connecticut River. Recent reports say that Vermont was second in the nation for increased export sales and the economic impact of its specialty food products exceeds $1.2 billion annually. Turning farm products into specialty products increases their value over 200 percent, according to Vermont Secretary of Agriculture Chuck Ross, who calls this tangible excitement "Vermont's agricultural renaissance."
Burlington, Vermont is number one in so many ways: "Healthiest City in the USA,"Happiest Small City in America," "Number One City to Raise a Family," one of America's "Prettiest Towns," and when it's not on top – it's up there.
Number six on "Travel and Leisure" magazine's "Coolest College Towns." It won runner-up status for a cultural diversity award and number eight in Kiplinger's "Top Ten Cities for the Next Decade."
Puleese, see for yourself. Acclaim for Burlington.
The University of Vermont, a premier small research university, is a hybrid – it feels like a small private college at which you know your professors and fellow students, but boasts state-of-the-art science facilities of a top research institution and enjoys the status as the state's flagship land-grant institution.