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Cooperative for Real Education in Agricultural Management (CREAM)

Information What is CREAM?
  • CREAM stands for Cooperative for Real Education in Agricultrual Management.
  • CREAM is a program in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) at the University of Vermont.
  • CREAM places emphasis on experiential learning to develop interpersonal, teamwork, and practical problem-solving skills.
  • 15 Students run a herd of 34 Registered Holstein and Jersey cattle for one school year.
What does CREAM entail?
  • 1 year of commitment and responsibility (Spring and Fall Semesters)
  • 4 chores per week. Chores are at 3:30 am, 11 am,  2:30 pm and 10:30 pm.
  • 4 class meetings per week: Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
  • Special Projects
  • A wonderful experiential learning experience.
What will students gain with their CREAM experience:
  • Hands-on experience with large animals and dairy herd management.
  • Life-long friendships and bonding experience
  • Leadership qualities & effective communication methods
  • Decision-making proficiencies
  • Group & business management skills
View CREAM's informational brochure in PDF format.
Learn more about CREAM by visiting the CREAMers web site.



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