Sustainable Agriculture Outreach Specialist

Suzy joined the Center in 2013 to coordinate local food projects. She has a small family farm in Charlotte where she raises chickens, sheep, dairy goats, and the occasional pig or two, and was a founder of the online market She chairs her town's Energy Committee, is a core member of Transition Town Charlotte, and is on the Board of Acorn Energy Co-op. She is also a member of Farm to Plate's Consumer and Education Working Group and the Distribution and Aggregation Group. She has worked with NOFA and the Vermont Small Business Development Center to help communities improve and widen access to local foods. She has been a principal consultant with Carbon Clear Ltd. conducting carbon footprints for clients and promoting carbon reductions since 2007. She has worked in sustainable development since 1991 in the UK as a Senior Lecturer, University of Sunderland and Program Director, Center for Environmental Strategy, University of Surrey where she developed new courses on life cycle assessment and environmental auditing. She has written for numerous academic and professional publications including a regular column in "the environmentalist" published by the UK's Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment.

Suzy Hodgson

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

  • Climate change and economic assessment
  • Sustainability communication and outreach
  • New farmer and women in agriculture education and training
  • New agricultural product development


  • MS, Environmental Management, Yale
  • BS, Smith


  • 802-656-4557
Office Location:

Jeffords Building, Rm. 105

Office Hours:

By appointment