May 2022 CALS in the News

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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. Continue reading “May 2022 CALS in the News”

Praxis the Focus for Agroecology Transitions Series

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Resources are being provided by Professor of Agroecology & Environmental Studies Ernesto Mendez and his Agroecology and Livelihoods Collaborative support team, for projects associated with the McKnight Foundation’s Collaborative Crop Research Program in South America and Africa. This includes a new online series titled “Perspectives on Agroecology Transitions.” Continue reading “Praxis the Focus for Agroecology Transitions Series”

Agroecology and Livelihoods Collaborative’s 24-Hour Social Media Takeover

On March 15, the Agroecology & Livelihoods Collaborative, a community of practice based in the Plant and Soil Sciences Department, took the reigns of the Specialty Coffee Association’s social media channels for a 24-hour social media takeover highlighting the ALC’s two decades of research with smallholder coffee farmers in Mesoamerica. Continue reading “Agroecology and Livelihoods Collaborative’s 24-Hour Social Media Takeover”

January 2022 New Hires

Lisa Flinn, Extension Administrative Assistant, Operations and Staff Support

Lisa FlinnLisa Flinn is an administrative assistant at the St. Johnsbury Extension office, and brings 20 years of experience in the administrative assistant field. Prior to joining Extension, Flinn held positions as an administrative assistant with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont for 20 years, Northern Power Systems for four years, Central Vermont Medical Center for five years and Littleton Regional Health Care for three years. Continue reading “January 2022 New Hires”