Extension Professor: Vegetable and Berry Specialist

Extension Professor Vern Grubinger is the vegetable and berry specialist at the University of Vermont. He also serves as coordinator of USDA's Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program (NE-SARE), which annually awards nearly $4 million in grants to researchers, educators and farmers across the 12 Northeast states. Vern provides leadership to the eXtension Farm Energy community of practice.

Vernon Grubinger

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

  • Commercial horticulture
  • Soil health
  • Organic and sustainable agriculture


  • PhD, Cornell University - Vegetable Crops
  • MS, Cornell University - Agronomy
  • BS, University of Massachusetts - Plant and Soil Science


  • (802) 257-7967
Office Location:

130 Austine Drive, Suite 300, Brattleboro, VT 05301-7040