Asim Zia Leads Livestock Disease Risk Management Research

Four piglets in a barn.

Community Development and Applied Economics Professor Asim Zia, in collaboration with researchers from the departments of Animal and Veterinary Sciences and Computer Science, has received a $2.5 million grant from USDA NIFA for livestock disease risk management research. The transdisciplinary project is entitled, Predicting Livestock Disease Transmission Dynamic Under Alternate Biosecurity Risk Management Interventions and Behavioral Responses of Livestock Producers in the U.S. Continue reading “Asim Zia Leads Livestock Disease Risk Management Research”

February 2022 New Hires

Vander Gac, Northeast SARE Communications Professional

Photo of Vander GacVander Gac (they/them) joined UVM in February as a communications professional for Northeast SARE. Gac’s role includes writing and producing content to share the stories of Northeast SARE with potential applicants, grantees, supporters, partners, and the farming public. They live in Bethel, VT with their spouse and a growing menagerie of pets. Continue reading “February 2022 New Hires”

Corn Research Benefits Farmers, Processors, Markets

Ears of colorful corn in a bucket

Extension Professor Heather Darby has been researching short-season corn varieties for over 20 years in an effort to determine their suitability for the food-grade corn industry and help farmers diversify. A recent Modern Farmer article spotlights the resurgence of food and distilled products, and the rising demand for local corn supplies. Continue reading “Corn Research Benefits Farmers, Processors, Markets”