We work closely with industry groups and our students benefit from these longstanding connections. Our gradutes go on to positions with state and federal agencies, nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and green commercial industries. Many are entrepreneurial business owners. Our academic programs are designed to provide a springboard for students, preparing them for a multifaceted career in our increasingly complex and changing field of land use and managment.
The Department of Plant and Soil Science enjoys a strong reputation within the green industry and agricultural communities of Vermont and New England.
Ecological Agriculture Major, Class of 2019
After graduation, senior Jonalyn Burt will return to her hometown of New London, NH where she'll be heading up operations at Spring Ledge Farm. The ecological agriculture major is graduating at the top of her class and has received numerous awards for her academic achievements, including recognition as an Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Horticulture and a Collegiate Scholar by the American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS). With minors in food systems and animal science, Jonalyn dug in at UVM as a student in EQUUS, UVM’s horse management course, and leader in the UVM Salsa Society. Congrats, Jonalyn!
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