Contact Information During COVID-19

Please note, many staff and faculty are working remotely at present time. If you need to reach the Program Coordinator, Allison Spain, please email or Allison is checking email regularly from 7-9am, 12-3pm, and after 6pm during the week. You can also call 802-656-2042 to leave a message, and Allison will get back to you as soon as possible. 

From Inquiry to Action

UVM's Graduate Program in Food Systems cultivates students to be adaptable problem solvers and systems thinkers. Our program prepares students to address some of the most challenging problems of contemporary food systems, such as building climate change resilience, reducing waste across the supply chain and exploring equitable distribution and fair labor practices.  Our curriculum is designed to inspire and motivate students through a diversity of research methods, transdisciplinary and systems thinking approaches and forms of community engagement. Students have the opportunity to:

Breakthrough Leaders

Collaborate with community partners on a variety of food systems problems and solutions


Engage in experiential education from farm-to-plate, in the field and in the laboratory

Notes on ideas and information

Integrate ideas and information to understand and address food systems issues