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For additional information about the Center for Agriculture and Food Systems and its initiatives, members of the media may contact Maryellen Apelquist at 802-831-1228 or

News Releases

CAFS Releases Farm & Food Legal Resources

CAFS and NFSN Release State Farm to School Legislative Survey

CAFS Partners with the National Farm to School Network

CAFS Selects Jamie Renner as Clinical Professor

CAFS Welcomes First JD Fellow


CAFS in the News

For current events, please follow our Facebook page, which we update frequently with announcements regarding lectures, brown bag events, documentary screenings, and other food and agriculture law and policy happenings at the Center.

Professor Beyranevand quoted by Politico on Vermont's GMO labeling law

Director Laurie Ristino on Vermont Public Radio discussing Farmers' Markets in Vermont and our new Farmers' Market Governance project with NOFA-VT

Food & Agriculture Clinic Professor Jamie Renner interviewed by the The Bridge on CAFS' work and the role for Lawyers in Food and Agriculture

Professor Laurie Beyranevand interviewed on NPR regarding the Vermont GMO Labeling bill

Vermont Law Ranks Top in Environmental Studies

The National Security Issue Behind Our Burgers [AOL video]

CAFS Featured in Seven Days as "pushing good food!"

Laurie Ristino writes for VT Digger: The Business of Climate Change

Feeding 9 Billion on a Hot and Hungry Planet on the Yale Forum on Climate Change & the Media

Professor Ristino Discusses the Farm Bill and climate change policy with WAMC News

CAFS Featured in Grace for its "Heroic Endeavors"

What it means to be a farm and food advocate

At the Vermont Law School Center for Agriculture and Food Systems, we learn from our neighbors-farmers and food entrepreneurs. We are part of the community and, through community, experience the legal and policy issues facing small and mid-sized farmers in America. This is one of the many ways education at Vermont Law School is unique in the nation and our graduates are poised to be the new generation of food, farm, and fiber advocates and entrepreneurs. In keeping with this ethos, the following video was directed and shot by two second year law students, and the music was likewise created by law students and friends of the law school.
VLS Center for Agriculture and Food Systems Video - Full Version
VLS Center for Agriculture and Food Systems - Part One
VLS Center for Agriculture and Food Systems - Part Two