May 2022 CALS in the News

Megaphone shouting news about agriculture.

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.

The Agroecology and Livelihoods Collaborative (ALC) is among several partners listed in this article from Daily Coffee News about a new open-access platform that has been developed called the State of the Smallholder Coffee Farmer.

Abby van den Berg was interviewed by WPTZ/NBC5 about how modern technology is allowing maple syrup producers to tap trees earlier and adjust to changes in weather patterns.

Lisa Chase discussed how Vermont farms are turning to tourism to boost revenue with WCAX.

On the Farm Radio did a podcast about UVM Extension‘s partnership with Vermont Fresh Network and Dig In Vermont to produce agritourism resources.

Morning Ag Clips covered how to call for gardening questions in Vermont. Ask an Extension Master Gardener, of course.

UVM’s North American Center for Saffron Research and Development is mentioned in this Morning Ag Clips article about saffron as a “golden” farming opportunity.

USDA’s Northeast Climate Hub published an economic case study on Heather Darby’s research group growing milkweed in Vermont.

VPR interviewed Farryl Bertmann about the importance of the universal school meals program in Vermont and the potential benefits of funding it permanently.

Container gardening 101 is the topic of this WCAX interview with Extension master gardener Joyce Amsden.

CDAE master’s candidate Carina Isbell won a Fulbright scholarship and plans to better understand the agroecology movement in Uruguay.

Jane Kolodinsky was interviewed by Hemp Benchmarks about the direction of the U.S. hemp industry.

Trisha Shrum is quoted as an expert on the drivers of environmentally conscious behaviors in an article from The New Republic.

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