• grazing jerseys

    Learning how humans, soil, plants, and animals can thrive together

  • Supporting Sustainable Livestock Farming on Pasture

    Creative approaches that support profitability, communities, and the environment

  • stabilizing an on-farm gully to prevent erosion

    Understanding what it costs farms and their communities to adapt to a changing climate

  • a new american farmer in her farm field

    Learning Alongside New American Farmers

  • Vermont Elderberries

    Researching crops and practices that support healthy soil, clean water, and profitability for farmers

  • Understanding how livestock can be a beneficial part of landscapes and communities

The Center for Sustainable Agriculture advances sustainable food and farming systems in Vermont and beyond. We cultivate partnership, support innovative research and practices, and inform policy to benefit Vermont communities and the UVM campus.

Center staff and faculty research leading-edge practices and new approaches that help farmers and other food system stakeholders who are seeking profitability, incorporating environmentally regenerative practices, and addressing social and community-based food-related needs.  Like nearly everyone else, we are adapting to current challenges and realities related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Please read this short document about working with our staff in this time, and what you can expect from our personnel should you require a visit to your farm.