Center faculty, staff and Fellows work closely on research, education and outreach with many individuals, farms, businesses, institutions and other organizations both within and outside Vermont. Below are links to some of our closest colleagues and frequent collaborators. Please see individual program areas for other helpful resources, and feel free to contact us if you'd like for your program to be added to our list of links.
University of Vermont Colleagues
- UVM Extension The Center is part of University of Vermont Extension. As Vermont's land-grant college, UVM offers a vast Extension outreach program for individuals, families, farmers, businesses and communities across the state. Present in a dozen Vermont communities, UVM Extension is the educational leader that helps people put research-based knowledge to work to make the decisions that affect their future. Our Extension colleagues can be found in:
- Dept. of Animal Science
- Champlain Valley Crops, Soil & Pasture Team
- Dairy Farm (Paul Miller Research Center)
- Farm Viability Program
- Horticultural Research Center
- New Farmer Project
- Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) Program
- NW Crops & Soils Team
- Dept. of Plant and Soil Science
- UVM College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the academic home for many of our partners.
- UVM Center for Rural Studies (CRS) is a research and resource center that works with people and communities to address social, economic, and resource-based challenges.
- UVM Community Development & Applied Economics (CDAE) supports sustainable local and international community development through interdisciplinary research, education, and outreach that serves the public interest.
- UVM Soil Testing Lab
- Vermont Agricultural Experiment Station
- Rubenstein School of the Environment & Natural Resources
- Gund Institute for Ecological Economics
Community Partners & Collaborations
- Center for an Agricultural Economy is a Hardwick, Vermont-based non-profit organization committed to supporting and advancing a healthy regional food system.
- The Farm to Plate (F2P) Initiative resulted in the development of a 10-year strategic plan to strengthen Vermont's food system.. The collaborative project was approved by the Vermont State legislature at the end of the 2009 Vermont legislative session, and was directed the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund in consultation with the Sustainable Agriculture Council and other stakeholders.
- Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Farms & Markets (VAAFM)
- Vermont Food Education Every Day (VT FEED) is a collaboration of Two Rivers Center, NOFA-VT, and Shelburne Farms. Together, they work with schools and communities to raise awareness about healthy food, the role of Vermont farms and farmers, and good nutrition.
- Vermont Fresh Network encourages farmers, food producers and chefs to work directly with each other to build partnerships.
- Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund provides early stage grant funding, technical assistance, and loans to entrepreneurs, businesses, farmers, networks and others interested in developing jobs and markets in the green economy. They also have an extensive list of sustainable agriculture links and resources.