90's photo of the Miller from from the interstate

In addition to the offices, laboratories, and classrooms in Terrill Hall, the Department maintains teaching/research units at the UVM Paul R. Miller Research and Educational Center (MERC), and the UVM Morgan Horse Farm in Middlebury.  The Miller Research Center, one mile from campus accommodates major livestock activities including equestrian events, class, and student activities utilizing various livestock.  The facility has one wing that is dedicated to the 30 cow and 20 heifer CREAM program.  The Ellen A. Hardacre Center is a large horse barn with 22 new horse stalls, and an indoor riding arena.  Horses for the UVM program as well as horses for the student co-operative barn are housed there.

UVM Morgan Horse Farm

Student riding her horse

The UVM Morgan Horse Farm is dedicated to the preservation and improvement of the Morgan Horse through breeding and selection. Designated as a site on the National Register of Historic Places, the farm is also home to significant Morgan history and a variety of educational programs. For over 60 years, the farm has provided educational experiences and training for students and visitors while perpetuating the Battell, Government, and UVM bloodlines. UVM Morgans are prized as superb pleasure horses for recreational use and as foundation broodstock.

UVM Morgan Horse Farm
74 Battell Drive
Weybridge, VT 05753
Phone: 802-388-2011
Fax: 802-388-0844
E-mail: uvm.morgans@uvm.edu

UVM Morgan Horse Farm

UVM Dairy Barn

outside of CREAM barn

UVM Paul R. Miller Research and Educational Center (MREC)

Mission Statement:

The mission of the UVM Paul R. Miller Research and Educational Center is to provide excellence and cost effective facilities for agricultural research, education, and to play a key role in the development and promotion of agriculture in Vermont and New England. The MREC activities emphasize dairy research, equine sciences, mammary biology, milk quality, biosecurity and safety.

The ELLEN A. HARDACRE Equine Center is located on the northern edge of the complex. This is a student cooperative barn which contains 22 stalls, a tack room, horse shower and an inside riding arena. There is a state of the art 220 x 110 foot outside area, as well as a riding trail accessible from the complex, which compliment the facility. The facility is run as a student cooperative -- students are able to bring their horses to UVM while the are enrolled and enjoy the pursuit of their equine interests with their own animals.

The CREAM Program (Cooperative for Real Education in Agriculture Management) is a two semester hands-on experience for students learning to manage an actual dairy herd. It's a chance for pre-vet and other students with dairy interests to learn all aspects of bovine care, milking, care for young calves as well as business decisions associated with a real farm operation. All chores are performed by students seven days a week.

500 Spear Street
So. Burlington, VT.  05403
802-862-2151

UVM Horse Barn

view of UVM Horse Barn from the road

Ellen A. Hardacre Arena In-door Equine Arena

The ELLEN A. HARDACRE Equine Center is a student cooperative barn which contains 22 stalls, a tack room, horse shower and an inside riding arena.  This facility is located on the northern edge of the Paul Miller Research Complex on Spear Street in South Burlington, just a mile from the University of Vermont's main campus.  The Horse Barn Co-op, housed at the Ellen A. Hardacre Equine Center, allows students to bring their horses to UVM while they are enrolled at the university.  Complimenting the facility is a state of the art 220 X 110 foot outside area, as well as a riding trail which is accessible from the complex.

This wonderful facility was made possible by the generous donation of Amy Tarrant.

UVM Horse Barn Co-op

UVM CREAM Barn

CREAM Barn building plaque

CREAM, Cooperative for Real Education in Agricultural Management, is a student-run dairy herd. UVM students manage farm operation and perform all of the barn chores. There are currently 34 milking Holstein and Jersey cows plus replacement animals in the herd. It is one of the highest producing and genetically superior herds in Vermont. This spring and fall semester program offers 8 credits (4 per semester) to 13-16 students each year. Successful applicants are selected from all majors across the University and are not required to have a dairy or livestock background. The key requirements are a commitment to working hard and the thirst for knowledge. A CREAM student will leave this program with the skills necessary to excel in his/her chosen field whether that be business management, community development and applied economics, animal science, or biology.

UVM CREAM