The University of Vermont Proctor Maple Research Center (PMRC) is an internationally known hub of basic and applied research, demonstration, and education that supports the maple industry.
Established in 1946, PMRC is a field station with modern laboratory facilities, a state-of-the-art sugarhouse, and surrounded by two major stands of sugarwoods at the base of Vermont’s tallest mountain. For over 75 years, scientists and specialists have contributed practical and scholarly knowledge in areas such as tree biology, tap, tubing and evaporator technology, sap yield influences, equipment sanitation, sugarbush management, and the effects of climate change. Continue reading “Search for Scientific Director to Lead World-Class Maple Research”
Northeast SARE Partnership Grants fund researchers, educators and agricultural service providers working in direct partnership with farmers in the Northeast. Funded projects will design and implement innovative solutions to agricultural sustainability challenges, and strengthen connections between farmers and agricultural service providers. Continue reading “Northeast SARE Partnership Grants Available”
For his Public Communication Capstone Project, PCOM Senior Marcus Aloisi partnered with the Burlington Partnership for a Healthy Community to help launch their tobacco prevention campaign, BHS Elevate, at Burlington High School. The capstone project, led by Community Development and Applied Economics Lecturer Ben Dangl, gives public communication students the opportunity to work with nonprofit and municipal community partners, to develop professional level communications strategies and materials. Aloisi, along with Chantal Finley, also a PCOM student, conducted interviews with high school and UVM students to create a sense of understanding between high school and college age tobacco use. Continue reading “UVM Student Testifies for Legislation on Youth and Tobacco Use”