CALS in the News-January 2023

Megaphone shouting news about agriculture.

Extension Professor Ike Leslie offers comments on the challenges faced by LGBTQ farmers in this article from Wisconsin Public Radio.

VTDigger picked up Nexus News Media story on how mobile home communities are grappling with impacts of climate change, which features comments from Kelly Hamshaw.

An interview with UVM Extension’s Mark Isselhardt in Yahoo News is about how warm temperatures are causing maple sap to flow in Vermont. He was also interviewed in similar articles from Seven Days, VTDigger.

Heather Darby and Jane Kolodinsky were interviewed by Vermont Public for story on hemp.

An article in the Mountain Times by UVM Extension Master Gardener Deborah Benoit discusses how to grow African violets successfully.

Northstar Monthly reported on Molly Brook Farm in Cabot, VT winning the Vermont Dairy Farm of the Year by the University of Vermont Extension Service and the Vermont Dairy Industry Association, in cooperation with the New England Green Pastures Program.

Margaret Skinner talks about saffron as a potential opportunity for farm diversification in this Civil Eats article on the growing domestic spice trade. The article was also picked up by Eater.

The UVM Extension Crops and Soils Program is a co-sponsor for the February 2023 Vermont Industrial Hemp conference, as reported in Morning Ag Clips.

Lisa Chase wrote an article in collaboration with colleagues at Penn State Extension, on overnight farm stays.

Joshua Faulkner shares insight on how climate change has impacted farming in article from The Guardian about a Rotterdam-based dairy farm that floats at sea.

Postdoctoral researcher Ashley McCarthy is quoted in a story from Vermont Public on the pending drop in Vermont food assistance. The story also mentions recent CALS research on food insecurity in the state.

Extension vegetable and berry specialist Vern Grubinger contributed an article to the Bennington Banner on making sense of seed catalogs.

Extension’s Heather Darby, a member of the state’s Task Force to Revitalize the Vermont Dairy Industry is quoted in a Seven Days article reporting on policy recommendations recently released by the task force.

Wisconsin Ag Connection reported on the Wisconsin Maple Syrup Producer’s Association 2023 Winter Institute, and UVM Extension’s Mark Cannella’s presentation entitled, “Deep Dive Maple Business Planning.”

Why is cheese yellow? It has to do with beta carotene! Nutrition and Food Sciences Professor Paul Kinstedt answers this question in DeliciousFood.

UVM Extension Master Gardener Deborah Benoit explains in the Times Argus about how to create a terrarium to enjoy these tiny, private gardens.

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