April 2022 CALS in the News

Megaphone shouting news about agriculture.

CALS and Extension faculty, staff and students are making headlines for their commentaries, research findings, as subject matter experts, and for outreach collaborations. Below is a collection of recent stories.

  • Ernesto Mendez is mentioned in a VTDigger.org article about how COVID travel restrictions impacted international travel for research.
  • ASCI major Katerina Brumer authored a commentary in the Bennington Banner about the wildlife and human benefits of protecting bobcats and coyotes, apex predators in Vermont.
  • Mark Isselhardt was interviewed for a WCAX article on how Vermont’s maple industry remains strong and growing.
  • Although Vermont’s maple industry is strong, staffing shortages are creating a “sticky situation” for maple producers. Mark Isselhardt was interviewed for WCAX about this issue for producers.
  • In a Sierra Club Magazine article on how maple producers are adapting to climate change, Mark Isselhardt comments on how climate is impacting maple producers.
  • A news brief in the Mountain Times covers the Town of Pawlet Library’s new seed library, and CALS and Extension faculty and staff assisted with setting it up.
  • In an article from Farm Progress entitled, “Vermont farm goes big on dairy goats,” Vermont Creamery mentioned that they are planning on USDA grants to help pay for research by the University of Vermont that will improve the state’s dairy goat industry.
  • Margaret Skinner was interviewed for a Burlington Free Press article about the destructive spongy moth (formerly known as gypsy moth). Now is the time to protect your trees from the destructive spongy moth caterpillars.
  • Extension specialist Laura Johnson was interviewed for the Murray Ledger and Times about delayed mowing for pollinators. Don’t mow the dandelions!
  • An article in Country Folks features an interview with Roy Desrochers from UVM’s Northwest Crops and Soils team on assuring consistency in milk quality and flavor from grass-fed cows.
  • A Mediterranean diet can improve health and longevity, states UVM Nutrition and Food Sciences alum Brieley Horton, in a Cooking Light article on how to build meals that follow the Mediterranean diet.

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