• The USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Food Systems Research at UVM is the first USDA research station designed to study local and regional food systems and the farms and processors that contribute to sustainable, healthy environments and people.

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The Food Systems Research Center is a collection of scientists at UVM and the USDA working together to solve the most pressing issues in food systems. Learn more

Senator Patrick Leahy talking at a press conference.


"The University of Vermont is known nationally and internationally for its expertise in nutrition and sustainable agriculture, and I’m proud that the USDA ARS researchers will now have a station on campus to draw upon and expand that knowledge base. Vermont has been at the forefront of diversified, sustainable, local food systems, and this research station will allow other regions to benefit from what we have learned and are building here in Vermont.”

- Senator Patrick Leahy