Are you passionate about making the food system more sustainable, healthy, and just? So are we.

UVM is a global leader in food systems education, research, and collaboration. We work to develop solutions to global food systems challenges through world-class transdisciplinary research, teaching, and outreach dedicated to improving economic, ecological, and human wellbeing. 

UVM is an academic pioneer in food systems, as the first university in the country to offer undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degrees in Food Systems. UVM’s scale, as a land-grant university in a small state, provides students, staff, and faculty access to both diverse resources and an approachable campus community. This setting sustains relationships that integrate distinct disciplines in the natural and social sciences, as well as the humanities.

Student and instructor

Undergraduate Programs

UVM offers a B.S. in food systems as well as a chance to minor in the discipline.  Students complete 6 credits of internship or research, and concentrate in a food systems related natural or social science.

Graduate Student

Graduate Study

Our transdisciplinary master’s and doctoral programs prepare students with the knowledge, skills, and experiences to become tomorrow’s thought leaders across multiple domains, from on-farm practices to nutrition policy.

Food Systems Research Center

UVM's Food Systems Research Center (FSRC) is the first USDA-funded research station to study the interconnectedness of all parts of a regional food system, from farm practices to food access.


Farmer training

Continuing Education

From farmer training to the business of craft beer, the professional and certificate programs at the University of Vermont provide learning opportunities for food systems movers and shakers in Vermont and around the world.



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

Rally Cat's Cupboard

Rally Cat’s Cupboard is a student-run food pantry at UVM that seeks to address food insecurity among the campus community.