Alisha Utter

Alisha Utter

University of Vermont

PhD Student, Plant and Soil Science


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Published on Dec 30, 2020

In Hindsight: 2020 Reflections on "Growing Veganic"

It goes without saying that this past year was riddled with unprecedented challenges and uncertainty. The effects of the global pandemic have had far reaching implications in the United States (US)...

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Published on Nov 22, 2019

"Growing Veganic" Fall 2019 Update: A Step and a Leap Forward! 

"Growing Veganic" Fall 2019 Update: A Step and a Leap Forward! We are writing with an exciting update: the first manuscript from our fieldwork has been submitted to a research journal! The manuscri...

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Published on May 19, 2019

Spring 2019 Updates

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Published on Nov 09, 2018

Changing Climate, Changing Agriculture: Rising Momentum for Veganic Farming

Earlier this fall, Mona and I converged in San Francisco at the Rise for Climate March preceding the Global Climate Action Summit. It may be hard to believe, but this was our first time meeting aft...

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Published on May 20, 2018

Spring Fieldwork Update

Over the past three months, Mona and I have completed eighteen interviews with veganic growers from eleven different states (Fig. 1). Each grower completed a (quantitative) survey online and also p...

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Published on Mar 05, 2018

Presenting Veganic Agriculture

I recently delivered my first presentation on veganic agriculture since we embarked on this research project. The presentation was at the University of Vermont (UVM) in an Agricultural Policy and E...

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Published on Dec 28, 2017

Farmer Demand for Veganic Ag Info

This month, I attended the Young Farmers Conference at Stone Barns (Pocantico Hills, NY) and the New England Vegetable and Fruit Conference in Manchester, NH. At both events, I had the opportunity ...

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Published on Nov 22, 2017

Research: University Approved!

As university-affiliated researchers, it is required that we have our research protocols approved by each university's Institutional Review Board. As of today, 11/22, both Loyola Marymount Universi...

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