GMC announces new scholar-in-residence
POULTNEY — Marty Strange of Randolph will be this year’s scholar-in-residence at Green Mountain College, the college announced.
He will support the college’s master’s degree in Sustainable Food Systems program.
Strange was co-founder and program director of the Nebraska-based Center for Rural Affairs, one of the pioneering organizations in the sustainable agriculture movement for the past 23 years.
He holds a master of science degree in agriculture economics from the University of Missouri. His book, “Family Farming: A New Economic Vision,” first published in 1988, is a leading critique of industrial agriculture and a defense of family farming.
Currently, Strange serves as a trustee of the Vermont Land Trust and the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, and is president of the Randolph Area Community Development Corporation.
At GMC, Strange will work as an instructor, student adviser and course designer for the MSFS program and will teach an agricultural policy class for undergraduates in the spring semester.