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