Food Systems Research Center Welcomes New Director

headshot of Polly Ericksen

Earlier this year, Polly Ericksen was appointed as the inaugural director of the UVM Food Systems Research Center (FSRC), a collaborative partnership between UVM and the U.S. Department of Agricultures Agricultural Research Service (ARS). She officially joined UVM in December after moving to Vermont from Nairobi, Kenya, where she spent the past nine years as the Program Leader for Sustainable Livestock with the International Livestock Research Institute.

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Vermont Dairy Mapping Project Aims to Help Secure the New England Milk Supply

An aerial map of dairy farm buildings outlined in different colors to identify animal protection zones.

New England’s dairy milk supply is a vast network of production, processing and delivery of raw milk and products that crosses several state borders. Vermont is New England’s dairy powerhouse, producing 2.5 billion pounds of milk for the regional milkshed in 2022, from farms large and small, conventional, and certified organic. Continue reading “Vermont Dairy Mapping Project Aims to Help Secure the New England Milk Supply”