Release Date: 11-10-2010
The University of Vermont Center for Rural Studies (CRS) has set aside $35,000 of a USDA grant, secured with the help of Senator Patrick Leahy, to fund 3- 4 food system projects in the amount of up to $12,000 each.
The goal of this mini-grant funding program is to support partnerships and learning between the University of Vermont academic community and communities of practice in Vermont’s food system. This goal will be accomplished by supporting projects that have implications on the understanding of Vermont’s food system and that involve a combination of implementation of food system practices, research and evaluation of results and learning, and outreach and communication of new knowledge and expertise to both the academic and practical communities.
“We are pleased to be taking some of the first steps toward ‘seeding’ the transdisciplinary spire of excellence in food systems with the help of Senator Leahy,” says CRS director Jane Kolodinsky. “It is our hope that research/application incentives such as these will help in the development of projects and results that can preserve and grow Vermont’s land based economy.”
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