University of Vermont

Cooperative for Real Education in Agricultural Management (CREAM)

Our Mission
Mission Statement

To be a leading experiential learning program in agricultural management offered by land grant universities in the United States where students assume the responsibility for making management decisions and experience the results of those decisions.

This will be accomplished by using the CREAM dairy herd as a learning platform to provide students with a unique opportunity to:
  • apply knowledge gained from classroom and laboratory studies to the management of a dairy herd;
  • learn and understand how to manage and operate a business;
  • experience the work obligations and decision-making skills required in running a farm;
  • gain leadership, communication, problem solving, and team skills that will give them an advantage in their careers and make them more valuable to future employers.

Operating Goals
  • To be an economically sustainable learning enterprise within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at the University of Vermont.
  • To improve the economic performance of the CREAM herd through high quality milk production and the promotion and sale of high quality purebred stock.
  • To achieve continuous improvement in the critical production/performance metrics.
  • To be internationally recognized through the success of the program.

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