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Vt aims to become hub of food systems education

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Vermont colleges are combining forces to study food production.

The Vermont Higher Education Food Systems Consortium is a partnership between seven of the state's higher education institutions. Their goal is to attract bright students from around the world to strengthen Vermont's agricultural education.  Each school will let their students take courses in agriculture at any of the participating schools. The group hopes to boost Vermont's image as the nation's leader in food systems education.

"You won't find five more unique institutions that can contribute to the value of studying agriculture in state -- that's why Vermont is great. The Vermont brand is well known around the country and around the world and people want to come to Vermont to learn how to do what we do," said Phil Conroy/ with Vermont Technical College.

The Vermont Food System consortium will hold annual events to attract national and international students to Vermont schools.

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