Food Systems

UVM is a pioneer and global leader in food systems education, research, and collaboration and is the first and only university in the country to offer undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degrees in Food Systems.

UVM faculty, staff, and students have developed and maintained this position by embracing transdisciplinary approaches and fostering strong partnerships within the university, state, and beyond that contribute to a culture of collaboration and innovation. Given its strong systems orientation, UVM food systems scholarship encompasses a wide range of topics such as innovative production systems, environmental quality, entrepreneurship, human health and wellbeing, and nutrition. 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.