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UVM hosts Food Hub Management Program for 3rd year
Posted on January 8th, 2017
UVM’s Food Hub Management Professional Certificate Program
UVM’s Food Hub Management Professional Certificate Program, the first of its kind in the country, now in its third year, this program is an innovative blend of hands-on, community-based online and on-campus learning to prepare future food hub managers for running food hubs.
The 2017 program commences on Monday January 9th with a week long residential schedule visiting Vermont’s Food Hubs and learning from our Food System leaders.
Co-created by Robin Morris, the founder of the Mad River Food Hub, this program provides the tools you need to advance your career in food systems.
- Designed for emergent and established food hub managers
- Goals of the program are to strengthen and accelerate management skills of operational leaders of food hubs and other community based food system organizations
- Multi-disciplined subject matter taught by Food Hub Managers, who are subject matter experts in each discipline
- Taught online with residential sessions held on the campus of the University of Vermont – a state leading the local food movement
- Student selection through a competitive, national application process
- Syllabus includes: Business Formation, Food Hub Fundamentals, Business Planning, Marketing, Sales, Finance HR & Staffing, Risk Management, Food Safety, Product Development and Knowledge, Supply Chain Management, Storage and Warehouse Management, Distribution, Processing, Technology, Value Chain Facilitation
We look forward to meeting the class of 2017 when they visit the Mad River Food Hub on Thursday 12th January.