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Join us for the 2015 MSFS Residency from February 14 - 19!


Click here for the 2015 schedule

During the course of the MSFS program, students participate in two on-campus residencies – one at the beginning of each year. The residencies take place at the college campus in Poultney, Vermont in February and feature a nationally renowned leader in food systems as the Scholar in Residence. Green Mountain College faculty and the Scholar in Residence work intensively with students during the residency to develop an academic experience that meet each student’s professional goals.

The residency provides students with opportunities to interact with one another, their faculty, and the Scholar in Residence. This intensive personal interaction helps to start relationships that are then further developed in the online environment. We encourage student and alumni involvement in the residency planning and participation.

The MSFS residency is unique, in that it commences with GMC students beginning the residency by meeting in Burlington, Vermont for the Annual NOFA-VT Conference (a block of rooms will be reserved for MSFS students near the conference site). This two day weekend conference features speakers and workshops on a variety of food systems issues, and it provides students not only with an overview of how Vermont is pioneering systemic change in the food system, but also a number of important networking opportunities.

The on-campus residency begins on Monday and spans 4 days, featuring a mixture of academic, social, and recreational sessions.