Farmer Training students

Students coming to UVM for non-degree experiences have access to UVM expertise and facilities. Continuing and distance education students increase UVM’s impact on the food system through short courses, professional development, and training for beginning farmers.

Farmer Training students

Farmer Training Program

A six-month, hands-on program for aspiring farmers and food-systems advocates that provides experiential, skills-based education in sustainable farming.


Food Hub Management

An innovative blend of hands-on, community-based online and on-campus learning to prepare you for managing food hubs.

Breakthrough Leaders

Breakthrough Leaders for Sustainable Food Systems

An innovative online and on-campus cross-disciplinary program addresses the social, environmental, economic, and diet and health (SEED) impacts of our food system.

Craft Beer

The Business of Craft Beer

Offered fully online, our courses provide participants with the essential business skills needed to be successful in today’s craft beer industry.

Winter greenhoues

Winter Greens Short Course

A three-day long short course that explores everything from site selection, brands of these high tunnels/hoophouses, the four key principles to grow/maintain crops 365 days per year, the economics behind winter greens production, soil fertility management, and much more.


John Dewey Kitchen Institute

Kitchen work (and related food work) is an essential element of a food studies class, and such work operates as a fully integrated element, not a separate “lab component” of a class.