Crops and Soils Staff

Laura is an Artist and farmer who’s work hinges on the belief that clothing is agriculture. She has been a part of the UVM Extension Northwest Crops and Soils Team since April of 2021. She is also a member of the Northern New England Fibershed advisory board, working to advocate for bast fiber farmers and processing facilities in the Northeast. Before moving to Vermont, Laura received her BA from Colorado College in fine art. Laura has over twenty years experience as a textile artist, eleven years experience farming, and over seven years experience working with industrial hemp. In 2020, Laura worked with a startup company utilizing locally grown Milkweed floss for clothing insulation. Her passion lives at the intersection between art and agriculture and her long term goals include reviving the local Fibershed of the Northeast to include working landscapes of hemp and flax fiber.

Laura Sullivan


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