University of Vermont

College of
Agriculture and Life Sciences

Department of Plant and Soil Science

Vernon Grubinger, Ph.D.


Vernon Grubinger Extension Professor, Lecturer

  • Ph.D. Vegetable Crops, Cornell University
  • M.S. Agronomy, Cornell University
  • B.S. Plant and Soil Science, University of Massachusetts
Areas of Expertise

Commercial Horticulture, Soil Health, Organic and Sustainable Agriculture.

Extension Professor, Vern Grubinger is the vegetable and berry specialist at the University of Vermont. He also serves as coordinator of USDA’s Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program (SARE), which annually awards nearly $4 million in grants to researchers, educators and farmers across the 12 Northeast states. Vern also provides leadership to the eXtension Farm Energy community of practice.

Contact Information
Phone: (802) 257-7967 11 University Way, Suite 4, Brattleboro, VT 05301
Office Hours: by appointment
Website: Vermont Veg and Berry Page

I teach the following courses:

  • Commercial Vegetable & Berry Production
  • Renewable Energy on Farms
  • Sustainable Agriculture