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Home » About Vermont Tech » Groundwork

Vermont Tech Institute of Applied Agriculture and Food Systems: GroundWork

The Vermont Technical College Institute of Applied Agriculture and Food Systems presents

A series on cultivating a sustainable future through education, applied research and innovation.

November 13

featuring keynote speaker Richard Waybright, world renowned farmer, innovator and operator of Mason-Dixon farms

Click to download the Nov. 13th program.
Click to see photos from the Nov. 13th event.

Click the image to see the Nov. 13th WCAX newscast.

December 4      
Reducing Food Waste through Source Reduction

co-sponsored with the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Click to download the Dec. 4th program.
Click to see photos of the Dec. 4th event.

January 15        
Connecting Education with Employers

co-presented with the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund Farm to Plate Network          

8:30 Registration

9:00 Welcoming Remarks: Philip Conroy, President of Vermont Technical College

9:15 Keynote: Strategies for Closing the Gap Between Food System Education & Employment Survey and Research Findings
  • Holly Tippett -- Researcher and Advisor, Specializing in Education, Sustainable Agriculture, and Philanthropy
  • Wendy Meunier -- M.Ed. in Educational Leadership, Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center
10:15 Q & A

10:45 Break

11:00 Small Group Discussions: Identify areas of action

12:15 Sharing best ideas and actionable items coming out of small group discussions

12:30 Lunch & Networking

Download the January 15th program here.
Register for January 15th here.                  

March 12           
Aligning Educational Needs and Resources

Vermont Tech's Roadmap, and Collaborations with Educational Counterparts

Download the March 12th program here.
Register for March 12th here.

Advanced registration is required.
Cost: $25 per conference, including lunch.
Free for Vermont Tech students.
For scholarship info, contact Ingrid Van Steamburg at
Location for all events: Judd Hall, Randolph Campus.  Click for directions.  View our campus map.
For more information contact: or call 802-728-1339
The Vermont Technical College Institute of Applied Agriculture and Food Systems serves the applied educational needs of agriculture, food production, waste disposal and energy production businesses in the region.

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