Dillon Post ’17 is a junior from Plymouth, Vt., and Saunderstown, R.I. who transferred to Green Mountain College from The Community College of Rhode Island to major in sustainable agriculture and food production.
Dillon chose GMC for a number of reasons. “I liked the agriculture program, I liked the close proximity to the farm and the faculty. I felt that the agricultural faculty offer a lot of opportunities for understanding food systems.”
He sees his major as an ideal combination of educating the mind and educating the hands. “Agriculture seems like a culmination of a lot of different elements, like thinking processes as well as hands-on skills. Producing food for people is a very noble pursuit that’s often not fully respected.”
Dillon feels he is living holistically when he knows he can provide food for people who don’t have the means to do it themselves.
Away from his studies, Dillon loves being outside, backpacking, hiking, mountaineering, even chopping wood.
Dillon is part of a dual degree program offered by GMC and Vermont Law School (VLS). He can apply two semesters of work at VLS toward his undergraduate degree at GMC, while pursuing a law degree in agricultural and environmental law. The program makes it possible for students to complete an undergraduate and graduate degrees in less time, with less net tuition dollars paid.
–Megan Healey ’16