Staff Recognition Awards 2021

whitney northrop and mary fay
Whitney Northrop (CALS Student Services) and Mary Fay (UVM Extension) received the 2021 Excellence in Individual Staff Support awards.
Congratulations to the recipients of this year’s Excellence in Staff Support Awards. These annual awards recognize staff in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Extension for exceptional work in the eyes of their fellow employees, supervisors, and/or the people they serve. The award is given to two individuals for their individual excellence and one team for their excellence in teamwork and performance.

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McKay Leads New Cattle Genomics Collaboration

Holstein dairy cows in a barn.

A team of researchers from four universities across the U.S. was awarded an Agricultural Genome to Phenome Initiative (AG2PI) grant to establish the “Cattle Genome to Herd Phenotyping for Precision Ag” initiative. UVM Animal and Veterinary Sciences Department Associate Professor Stephanie McKay is the lead principal investigator for the project, and she will work with researchers from Oklahoma State University, the University of Missouri, and the University of Idaho to improve cattle productivity through phenotyping technologies. This grant is one of seven seed grants, ranging between $15,000$20,000. Continue reading “McKay Leads New Cattle Genomics Collaboration”

Perkins Inducted into Maple Hall of Fame

Tim Perkins standing outside in a sugar bush at the Proctor Center.

Proctor Maple Research Center Director Tim Perkins has been inducted into the 2020-2021 North American Maple Syrup Council (NAMSC) Maple Hall of Fame. The award was presented virtually for the first time since the Hall of Fame was established in 1977 at the International Maple Museum Centre in Croghan, New York. The NAMSC created the Maple Hall of Fame to recognize “those who have excelled in research, development, and leadership in the North American maple industry.” Continue reading “Perkins Inducted into Maple Hall of Fame”