Vermont Farms 2+2 Scholarship Program

Students from Left to right: Olyvia Fortin – Derby, Kameron Gallant – Wheelock, Ryan Montgomery -Danville, Emma O’Neil – Williamstown and Amelia F. Rose - Braintree

By Diane Bothfeld, VT Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets

The Agency of Agriculture Food and Markets, Vermont Technical Colleges and the University of Vermont are pleased to announce the Vermont Farms 2+2 scholarship awards for the Fall 2019 semester.  Recipients of the scholarship are a part of the 4 year program that will provide a ½ scholarship at Vermont Technical College for two years and a full scholarship to the University of Vermont for 2 years. 

Students joining the programs and receiving the scholarship as Sophomores include:

  • Emma E. O'Neill from Williamstown
  • Amelia F. Rose from Braintree

Students joining the program and receiving the scholarship as Freshman include:

  • Kameron Gallant of Wheelock
  • Ryan Montgomery of Danville
  • Olyvia Fortin of Derby
  • Kelsey Francis of Burlington

The Vermont Farms 2+2 Scholarship Program provides scholarship to young Vermonters who wish to pursue a career in the dairy industry.  The Vermont Legislature through the Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets provides scholarships to young people to spend 2 years at Vermont Technical College gaining an Associate’s degree in Dairy Farm Management and two years at UVM to obtain a bachelor’s of science degree in Animal Science or Community Entrepreneurship.  The scholarship program supports 5 students in the Freshman, Sophomore, Junior and Senior year of college and includes a semester at the Miner Institute in Chazy, NY.

During the four-year Vermont Farms 2+2 program students will develop the knowledge and training to be effective and competitive members of the dairy industry.  During the program, students will gain the following competencies –

  • leadership skills,
  • strong understanding of the dairy industry,
  • the ability to communicate with the public and as part of a management team
  • and the confidence in the application of technical and scientific knowledge. 


All students must maintain a grade point average of 3.0 to gain and maintain the scholarship through the 4 years of the program.

The Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets welcomes these future dairy industry leaders to the Vermont Farms 2+2 Scholarship Program.

Contact Information

Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets

116 State Street
Montpelier, Vt 05620-2901


Program Contacts

  • Media Inquiries                      802.622.4662
  • Licensing & Registration        802.828.2436
  • Business Development          802.828.1619
  • Feed, Seed, Fertilizer & Lime  802.828.5050
  • Working Lands                    802.622.4477
  • Public Health & Resource Management                802.828.2431
  • Laboratory                                  802.585.6073
  • Animal Health                        802.828.2421
  • Dairy                              802.828.2433
  • Consumer Protection / Weights & Measures                           802.828.2433
  • Produce Program                  802.461.5128
  • Meat Inspection                    802.828.2426
  • Water Quality                               802.828.2431
    • Grants                                  802.622.4098
    • Enforcement                                802.828.2431
    • Reports                                      802.272.0323
    • BMP's                                      802.828.3474
  • Act 250                          802.828.2431 
  • Pesticide                        802.828.2431