CALS in the News-March 2024

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CDAE Assistant Professor Trisha Shrum was interviewed by WCAX about the way Vermonters spend their money and how it will evolve as extreme weather occurrences increase.

USDA NIFA announced funding for a project on sheep and goat farmer collaboration and education, with the UVM Extension Center for Sustainable Agriculture. Outreach Specialist Kelsie Meehan is the lead on the project. Continue reading “CALS in the News-March 2024”

CALS in the News-February 2024

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New research on rural New Englanders shows that gardening, hunting, fishing and other HWFP activities are important tools for maintaining food security through extreme events, such as pandemics or climate change events. The paper was originally published in the journal Scientific Reports, and includes UVM CALS researchers Meredith T. Niles, Ashley C. McCarthy, Sam Bliss, Emily H. Belarmino, Scott C. Merrill, Farryl Bertmann, Rebecca Mitchell.

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Search for Scientific Director to Lead World-Class Maple Research

The Proctor Maple Research Center sugarhouse with a colorful fall forest behind it.
Proctor Maple Research Center’s Sumner Williams Sugarhouse.

The University of Vermont Proctor Maple Research Center (PMRC) is an internationally known hub of basic and applied research, demonstration, and education that supports the maple industry.

UVM’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the Department of Plant Biology are currently searching to hire a scientific director for PMRC, at the rank of associate or full professor, to guide the Center’s research direction. They seek an innovative and experienced researcher with a nationally or internationally recognized research program, grounded in the basic science of tree biology, with clear potential for translational application to maple health, sap, and/or syrup production. Continue reading “Search for Scientific Director to Lead World-Class Maple Research”

CALS in the News-January 2024

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The Vermont Agrivoltaic Project was highlighted in this article from Clean Technica about growing saffron in the shade of solar panels. UVM saffron expert Arash Ghalehgolabbehbahani, along with researchers Bruce L. Parker and Margaret Skinner are mentioned in the article.

UVM will study the sustainability of Vermont’s maple industry, and its impact on the climate. The research will include experts in economics, forestry, natural resource management and community development, as well as maple syrup producers. Mark Isselhardt was interviewed by Vermont Public for the article. Continue reading “CALS in the News-January 2024”