Food Systems Research Center Opportunities for Post-Docs

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The University of Vermont is excited to announce a cluster-hire of post-doctoral associates with a focus on measuring local and regional sustainable food systems. The two-year positions (with potential option for renewal) will work with UVM faculty in collaboration with US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists and will be based at UVM, in conjunction with the ARS Food Systems Research Center. Continue reading “Food Systems Research Center Opportunities for Post-Docs”

African Swine Fever is Getting Too Close for Comfort

A Google map of the Caribbean Ocean showing the distance from the island of Hispaniola to the southern tip of Florida.

About 20 percent of Vermont dairy farms raise pigs as well as dairy cows. Ninety percent of these farms raise pigs seasonally, and their health concerns may not be a priority for farmers. However, there is growing concern about the global spread of African swine fever (ASF), a deadly foreign animal disease (FAD) of pigs that was identified in two Caribbean countries during 2021. Continue reading “African Swine Fever is Getting Too Close for Comfort”