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The Department of Plant and Soil Science enjoys a strong reputation within the green industry and agricultural communities of Vermont and New England.

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. 

  • After UVM

     Jonalyn Burt

    Jonalyn Burt

    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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Alumni Listing on Imgur

  • Sarah Ard ECAG, '07 - Minuteman Regional HS teacher, Lexington, MA
  • Alissa Boochever, ECAG '15 - Associate Faculty, College of the Redwoods, CA
  • Katherine Brewer, SLH '16 - Plant Collections Specialist, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA
  • Peter Brittain, SLH '02 - Vice President, Coast Land Development, Chesterfield, NJ
  • Eli Coniglio, SLH '16 - Construction Administrator at Norris Design, and currently working on his Masters at U Colorado, Denver
  • Alison Ellis, PSS '01 - Owner Floral Artistry, Jericho, VT
  • Peter Follett, PSS '80 - Entomologist, USDA, Hilo, HI
  • Kristof Grina ECAG '12 - co-founder Up Top Acres, Washington, DC
  • Sam Hoadley, SLH '12- lead horticulturalist Mt. Cuba, DE
  • Sam Hughes, ECAG '13- lab technician and researcher Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory ME
  • Joseph Ibrahim, PSS '03 - Senior Wine Maker, Gallo Wines, CA
  • Syliva Jope-Dalinghaus PSS '03- owner Old World Garden Design, VT
  • Eion Kenny, ECAG '14 - Consultant, Accenture, Boston, MA
  • Michael Lamb ECAG '11 - Cellar specialist at Joseph Phelps Vineyards in Freestone, CA
  • Kate Turcotte, ECAG '09 - Owner, Orb Weaver Cheese, Monkton VT
  • Derek Williams, ECAG ' 08 - Assistant Director, Adult Education at River Valley Technical Ctr, Springfield, VT