Our Purpose: Cultivate Healthy Communities
Our Mission: Provide and facilitate research, education and outreach with our partners for the people of Vermont

For more than 100 years, University of Vermont (UVM) Extension has delivered education tailored to local needs. Our faculty and staff, located in 12 offices around the state, help improve the quality of life of Vermonters through research-based educational programs and practical information.

UVM Extension integrates higher education, research and outreach to help individuals and communities put knowledge to work in their families and homes, farms, businesses, towns and the natural environment.

This is where we marry technology and social capital to create a true community of learning.  When faculty, farmers and producers all bring their knowledge and understanding to the table, it's pretty magical.

-Professor Vern Grubinger, vegetable and berry specialist, UVM Extension


Together, we:

Educate individuals and families

  • Engage youth through 4-H and other programs
  • Teach nutrition and food safety
  • Help families thrive
  • Provide home gardening information
  • Encourage lifelong learning

Support agriculture and the environment

  • Increase agricultural business profitability
  • Support forest and farm stewardship and safety
  • Encourage expanded markets for locally produced foods
  • Facilitate farm transfers to maintain a working landscape

Strengthen communities

  • Teach leadership and communication skills
  • Increase youth involvement in communities
  • Promote economic development and collaborative community projects
  • Support local water quality improvement programs

12 Locations Around Vermont

Map of UVM Extension Locations

Director's (State) Office (UVM Campus)
St. Albans
St. Johnsbury
South Burlington





Fitzroy B. “Roy” Beckford

Associate Dean & Director

Dan Lerner

Associate Director & Chair

Sarah Kleinman

Director of 4-H, Farmworker & Family Education Programs

Joshua Faulkner

Interim Director, UVM Center for Sustainable Agriculture

Director's Office

Morrill Hall, Suite 103
146 University Place
Burlington, VT 05405-0106
Phone: 802-656-2990 or 1-866-622-2990 (toll-free in Vt.)

See all of our office locations and contact info.

Advisory Board & Congressional Liaisons

UVM Extension Advisory Board Members

In light of changes facing UVM Extension including transitioning back into the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences as well as a revamped Extension Strategic Plan, our advisory board structure is undergoing a period of update and realignment.  Please contact us with any questions or comments during this phase at (802) 656-2990.  

UVM Extension Congressional Liaisons

Tom Berry, Burlington
Ryan McLaren, Burlington
Erica Campbell, Burlington

Strategic Plan

UVM Extension plans for the future

We challenge our faculty, staff and regional stakeholders to keep improving what defines our value, our importance, and our significance.  In our 2018 Strategic Plan, UVM Extension organizes its work around four Result Areas over the next seven to ten years:

  • Result Area 1: Improve the financial, environmental and social sustainability of Vermont’s agriculture, food and forest sectors.
  • Result Area 2: Increase the resilience of families and individuals around health, education and personal and family well-being.
  • Result Area 3: Engage with communities to support leadership development, capacity building and diverse voices in decision making.
  • Result Area 4: Integrate business and conservation to improve the quality of the natural environment where Vermonters live, work and play.

Download the UVM Extension Strategic Plan (PDF)

As a land-grant university, UVM is deeply committed to working with Vermonters in a practical approach to education through agriculture and engineering; Extension helps make those connections.


youth reached annually through 4-H and other experiential learning activities and community service programs


Across the Fence TV programs delivered to 18,000 households


of 14 Vermont counties have Extension offices and personnel


Fast Facts: Extension

Serving Vermonters Since 1913

  • UVM Extension began on February 15, 1913 with a funding appropriation from the Vermont Legislature, and continues to serve the residents of Vermont after over 100 years.
  • Offices and personnel in 11 of 14 Vermont counties.
  • More than 200 faculty and staff who specialize in community development, human nutrition, youth, natural resources and agriculture.
  • Annual budget more than $21 million from federal and state appropriations, grants, fees, and private support.
  • Home of Across the Fence, the longest running daily farm and home television program in the country.


All open positions at UVM Extension are posted in the online job application system (UVM Jobs site), which is updated daily.

The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from women, veterans and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

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