Professional Certificate in Food Co-op Development

Starts in February

As leaders in promoting sustainable food systems, the University of Vermont and the Food Co-op Initiative organization have joined forces to create a comprehensive, online training program covering everything you need to know to successfully open a retail food co-op.

The certificate is led by Clem Nilan, a life-long educator and successful food co-op manager, and Stuart Reid, Executive Director of the Food Co-op Initiative. The program schedule is organized into weekly lessons with lectures, readings, engaging media, discussions, and relevant assignments. You will not only learn key skills for launching a co-op, but also develop a network of professionals essential to your future success through group discussions in an online forum that will enable meaningful dialogue with fellow students, Instructors, and guest experts.

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