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Welcome to the UVM/VTC FARMS 2 + 2 Program

What is the FARMS 2 + 2 program.  Download our informative brochure

Who is our student base?  Primarily students coming from family-owned farms or agricultural enterprises from within the State of Vermont.

Three former FARMS 2 + 2 students were featured in a recent article, 'Passing on the Pasture' in Seven Days, a Vermont publication.  Read how these three are committed to continuing the family farm business.

Read about Matthew Angell, a UVM FARMS 2 +2 student and eighth generation Vermont farmer.

Country farmDistinctive to us is that we are an especially friendly transition from high school to college via Vermont Technical College, where classes are small, teaching paradigm is mentor-based and total campus population is under 2000 students.  Randolph Center is a "Vermont town," similar to where our students have grown up.

In the second two years of the program, students move to the campus of the University of Vermont in Chittenden County. Only then do they become a part of a campus with nearly 10,000 students and immense diversity of people and cultures. Those two years play a huge role in "growing into" a students' college career and becoming established in relationships that will support them the rest of their lives.

At UVM, and even more at Miner Institute, class size remains small and the student/faculty relationship is based on mentoring.

As time goes on and our students and alumni spread out, our network of farms and agribusinesses, both within Vermont and outside of the state, is expanding. These farms become resources for internships, individual student projects and places of entry into the dairy careers that our graduates will follow.

Some of those farms include:

Conant's Riverside Dairy - Richmond, VT
VTC's Dairy Farm - Randolph Center, VT
UVM's Miller Research Complex - South Burlington, VT
Miner Institute's Heart's Delight Dairy - Chazy, NY
Adirondack Dairy - Peru, NY
DuBois Brother's Dairy - Addison, VT
Stewart Farms, Inc. - Nampa, ID
Norwich Farms - Norwich, VT
M.S. Montero and Sons - Tulare, CA

Agribusinesses where graduates have interned and/or started careers include:

Yankee Farm Credit
St. Albans NRCS Office
Robitaille Feeds, Quebec, Canada
Feed Commodities International
Vermont DHIA
Genex/CRI
ABS Global
Select Sires/Sire Power
Bordeau Brothers

Last modified May 17 2013 01:57 PM

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