In order to gain insight from industry leaders, elected officials, students and Vermonters, the Dean of CALS has appointed an advisory board which meets twice a year to provide feedback and advice. In addition, they review the College Strategic Plan and provide information on future trends of agriculture and life sciences. They are an invaluable source of counsel to the Dean and usually serve a three year term.

Tom Berry, U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy's lead Vermont staffer on agricultural and natural resource issues.
Megan Camp, Shelburne Farms vice president and program director.
 Erica Campbell, U.S. Senator Bernie Sander’s Vermont Outreach Representative for outreach and policy in the areas of agriculture, food systems and rural development, including transportation.
Samuel Cutting, IV, President of Dakin Farm, a successful Vermont family venture selling award-winning maple syrup products, smoked and cured meats, jams, butters and more to customers at their local Vermont stores and worldwide through online sales.
Aayudh Das profile photoAayudh Das, of Kolkata, India, is a graduate student in the Department of Plant Biology. His research centers on elucidating the physiological and genetic mechanisms underlying niche variation in grasses. Aayudh is the elected Treasurer on the UVM Graduate Student Senate (GSS) representing the UVM Graduate students, graduate representative of Board of Trustees Audit Committee and President of the UVM Indian Student Association (ISA).
Sam Donnelly, of Burlington, Vermont, is an undergraduate sophomore with a double major in Community & International Development (CID) and in Community Entrepreneurship (CENT).  Sam is also Club President of the UVM College Democrats.
Robert Foster, of Weybridge, Vermont, is Chair of the University of Vermont, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ Board of Advisors. Bob is co-owner of Vermont Natural Ag Products, makers of Moo Doo, and a dairy farmer at Foster Brothers Farm in Middlebury, Vermont, which pioneered on-farm electrical power generation.
Peter Karnezos, of Colchester, Vermont, is Director of Research and Technical Services of Purina Nutritional Additives.
Ryan McLaren, of Burlington, Vermont, is the new outreach liason for agricultural issues with U.S. Representative Peter Welch. Ryan serves as the Congressional Liason to the board.
Anson Tebbetts was appointed Vermont’s Secretary of Agriculture, Food, and Markets by Governor Phil Scott in January of 2017.  Prior to his appointment, Tebbetts spent more than twenty years as part of the WCAX news team, serving as the station’s news director since 2009. From 2007-2009, he stepped away from his role at WCAX to serve as Deputy Secretary of the Agency of Agriculture, under the Douglas administration.