CALS in the News-October 2023

Megaphone shouting news about agriculture.

Julie Smith, veterinarian and UVM animal and veterinary sciences research professor, and Madeline Beaudry, UVM animal sciences graduate student gave presentations on farm biosecurity at the Vermont Dairy Industry Association Meeting on October 18. Morning Ag Clips.

ASCI Associate Professor Dr. João Costa joined other global experts on dairy calf development and management at the 3rd LifeStart Calf Symposium during October 2023. Costa’s presentation discussed precision technology applied to calf rearing.

An article in GreenBiz reflected on the U.S. Dairy Net Zero Initiative (NZI), a six-year project funded with at $10 million grant from the Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR). The project spans four U.S. dairy regions with leading dairy research institutions including the University of Vermont.

UVM Extension Professor Lisa Chase has published a book chapter: Chase, L.C., B. Amsden, and R. Phillips. 2023. Stakeholder engagement in tourism planning and development, Pages 317-333 in Muzaffer Uysal, Richard R. Perdue, and Joseph Sirgy (eds.), Handbook of Tourism and Quality-of-Life Research II: Enhancing the Lives of Tourists and Residents of Host Communities. Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands.

UVM Extension recognized the Ackerman dairy farm in Hardwick, VT as the 2023 Vermont Dairy Farm of the Year. The Deerfield Valley News highlighted the award-winning farm.

UVM Extension Pollinator Specialist Laura Johnson was interviewed for an article in Seven Days about why Vermont produces some of the best honey in the world.

The Rutland Herald Community News announced the STEM Showcase 5.0 event hosted by UVM Extension 4-H, to be held on November 4, 2023, at the University of Vermont.

UVM Extension’s Whitney Hull, Jeremy Russo, Heather Darby and Jeff Sanders will give presentations on corn, grain and soybean production for a workshop scheduled on November 8 at Woodlawn Farmstead in Pawlet.

The Times Argus announced that six Vermont 4-H’ers were among the more than 200 4-H dairy members from 30 states and several Canadian provinces selected to attend the 65th National 4-H Dairy Conference. Also announced was the 2023 Northeast Regional 4-H Horse Contests, which were held Oct. 15, and hosted by UVM Extension 4-H. A total of 33 4-H’ers ages 13-18 from New England, New York and New Jersey, took part.

Lilacs and apple trees blooming in October is unusual and Extension Assistant Professor Ali Kosiba explained the reasons in a WCAX article.

UVM Extension was mentioned in a VTDigger article about funding to improve farmworker housing, for providing outreach to farmers about the program,

UVM Extension Master Gardener Nadie Vanzandt helps to decipher scientific names of plants in this article for the Rutland Herald.

UVM Extension Master Gardener Deborah Benoit wrote an article that was published in VTCNG about the seven essentials for every garden journal.

Garden throughout the year with containers, recommended by UVM Extension Master Gardener Pamm Powers in the Hardwick Gazette.

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