University of Vermont

Cooperative for Real Education in Agricultural Management (CREAM)



CREAM, Cooperative for Real Education in Agricultural Management, is a student-run dairy herd. UVM students manage farm operation and perform all of the barn chores. There are currently 34 milking Holstein and Jersey cows plus replacement animals in the herd. It is one of the highest producing and genetically superior herds in Vermont. This spring and fall semester program offers 8 credits (4 per semester) to 13-16 students each year. Successful applicants are selected from all majors across the University and are not required to have a dairy or livestock background. The key requirements are a commitment to working hard and the thirst for knowledge. A CREAM student will leave this program with the skills necessary to excel in his/her chosen field whether that be business management, community development and applied economics, animal science, or biology.

Demolition at the UVM Miller Farm.Building a new CREAM barn

UVM broke ground Feb. 3rd on a new instructional barn and milking parlor at their Spear Street farm, Phase I of a three-phase, $10 million upgrade of the farm. View Jane Kennedy O'Neil's great photos of the demolition at the farm and construction of a new CREAM barn:

With Barn Renovations, UVM Teaching Herd to Grow - Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Tom Vogelmann; and CREAM advisor Carolyne Richrdo, are interviewed on VPR.
The Great Cookie Dunk 2012

CREAM students participate in The Great Cookie Dunk 

A fund raiser for the Vermont Make-A-Wish Foundation, "The Great Cookie Dunk" broke the Guinness Book of World Records for the most people dunking a cookie into milk simultaneously.  More info...

Must Be The Milk - 

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