AgroTek Program Collaboration Launches with Science Cafes for Teens

A handful of rich garden soil.

“This is literally the coolest thing I’ve ever heard.” That’s what a participant said at the January 27, 2022 VTeen Science Cafe hosted by UVM Extension 4-H, and taught by PSS Associate Professor Eric Bishop von Wettberg and PSS Post-Doctoral Associate Giovanna Sassi. They offered an online evening session called Culturing Cells for Healthier Soils, which provided participating teens with an introduction to the topic, and to the new AgroTek program overall. Continue reading “AgroTek Program Collaboration Launches with Science Cafes for Teens”

4-H Groups Statewide Participate in Bovine Bonanza

4-H students and instructors sitting and talking in a barn.

For Vermont 4-H’ers enrolled in the dairy, beef and working steer projects, November 14 was a day filled with opportunities to explore several bovine-related topics in depth. Fifty-seven 4-H’ers from nine counties gathered at UVM’s Paul R. Miller Research and Educational Center in Burlington for the State 4-H Bovine Bonanza. They were split into groups, according to age, to learn about agricultural careers, calf health and nutrition, farm safety, milking parlors and tractor safety. Continue reading “4-H Groups Statewide Participate in Bovine Bonanza”