A Vermont professor believes the salvation of Kemptville College may come from the students. Christopher Dutton told The Farmers Forum our local campus is the perfect location to relaunch a new agricultural college where students run the dairy farm, plant crops and manage campus landscaping. This is the way they have remade themselves at Vermont Technical College, significantly decreasing cost.
The college trades 15 hours of work each week for free student housing. Full-time farm workers are replaced by students, saving more money for the school. Dutton met with the Honorable Lyle Vanclief recently to explain the U.S. model. Dutton says the provincial facilitator found it “an inspiring way to run a school.”