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.
Research from Qingbin Wang is heavily cited in this article from Greenwire reporting on the waning excitement about “cow power” – converting cow manure to electricity – among New York farmers.
Abby van den Berg provides expert commentary in this article from Salon reporting on record maple production in 2022 and risk climate change poses on the industry. It also references research at the Proctor Maple Research Center.
Equestrian Hub published a feature article on the UVM Morgan Horse Farm.
As warming summer temperatures bring beach closures due to cyanobacteria blooms in Lake Champlain, Asim Zia was interviewed on WCAX about his research on the need to account for legacy phosphorus in state and federal water quality policies.
Asim Zia was interviewed with a panel on Vermont Edition about his climate change and legacy phosphorus in Lake Champlain research.
Morning Ag Clips published an article on research about local farms helping institutions overcome COVID-related supply chain disruptions. UVM authors include CDAE Professor David Connor and CDAE graduate student Naomi Cunningham.
Morning Ag Clips featured a story on the updated Healthy Farms Healthy Agriculture (HFHA) Biosecurity Learning Module Series for youth in agriculture, a project directed by Animal and Veterinary Sciences Research Associate Professor Julie Smith.
Jane Kolodinsky weighs in on the impact of FedEx suspending Sunday deliveries on NPR’s Marketplace podcast. Listen at the 11:30 minute mark.