We are seniors in the Fall 2016 Environmental Studies Senior Seminar, the capstone class for the Environmental Studies major at Middlebury College. This course is focused on one semester-long community-based research project. This year’s project focus is a holistic exploration of the Vermont dairy industry.
This website represents one of the project groups. Our research focuses on issues of farm viability, succession plans, adaptation to new rules & regulations, and how farmers have adapted to various challenges. In addition to this research, we created the podcast CowTalk, which tells the stories of nine farmers over three episodes as they navigate this complex industry.
For more information about the course and our research, please visit our course website.