Sept. 2022 CALS New Hires

Carolyn Claxton, Office/Program Support Generalist

Carolyn Claxton is standing in front of some green trees.Carolyn Claxton joined the Community Development and Applied Economics Department (CDAE) as their office/program support generalist in July. In this role, she supports all members of the CDAE community. Prior to joining UVM, Claxton was employed by Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences for nearly 12 years, where she served as the coordinator for student affairs. Continue reading “Sept. 2022 CALS New Hires”

Darby Receives EPA Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Grant

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) selected the University of Vermont as one of six recipients that will receive a total of $780,000 from the Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program (PESP) grant competition. The selected grantees will explore the use of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in agriculture over the course of two years to reduce the risk of pests and pesticides. Continue reading “Darby Receives EPA Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Grant”

Summer Dairy Herd Health Workshop Series

A group of people are standing in a field on a sunny day listening to a grazing expert talk about the dairy cows standing behind her.
Physical Exam of the Cow and Herd workshop at the Richardson Farm in Hartland, VT.

This summer, farmers from Vermont and across the Northeast came together to participate in three on-farm workshops hosted by veterinarian Dr. Dayna Locitzer. A total of 64 farmers and service providers attended the workshops, which focused on different aspects of herd health and management. Continue reading “Summer Dairy Herd Health Workshop Series”

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”